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  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites “community leaders” to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to “persuade” the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indiana’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • The Troubling Decline of Financial Independence in America

    08/28/2015 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08/28/2015 | Charles Hugh-Smith
    If you can't work for yourself and afford health insurance, something is seriously messed up. By financial independence, I don't mean an inherited trust fund--I mean earning an independent living as a self-employed person. Sure, it's nice if you chose the right parents and inherited a fortune. But even without the inherited fortune, financial independence via self-employment has always been an integral part of the American Dream. Indeed, it could be argued that financial independence is the American Dream because it gives us the freedom to say Take This Job And Shove It (Johnny Paycheck). This chart shows the self-employed as a percentage of those with jobs (all nonfarm...
  • OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

    08/27/2015 4:24:05 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 11 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-08-2015 | Endree
    Despite low oil prices, Saudi Arabia is maintaining its investment in its oil industry. Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid Al-Falih indicated in March that Saudi Aramco would not cut investment. James Crandell, a Cowen & Co. oil analyst cited in this article, who has tracked oil companies’ budgets for many years, estimates that Aramco and its Kuwaiti and UAE counterparts will increase their investment in oil exploration and production in 2015 by 4.5 percent to $38.1 billion. (If proportional to output, the Saudi share would be $24.5 billion). On it’s website, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) identifies Saudi Arabia...
  • To Donald Trump: Tell EPA Poisoners “You’re Fired

    08/26/2015 8:34:15 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 27th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Some irresponsible employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have given Donald Trump an issue that could put him in the White House. Even those of us who didn’t regularly watch Trump’s television show “The Apprentice” know his signature phrase is “You’re fired”.
  • Obama Calls Harvesting Organs "Atrocities that must end."

    08/26/2015 6:23:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | 8/26/15 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Wow! You didn't know that Obama was on the side of the little ones and against Planned Parenthood's organ harvesting atrocities, did you? Oh wait! When he said he's against it, he wasn't talking about his friend Cecile's organ harvesting atrocities, he was addressing a practice in Africa where albinos are murdered and their organs used in ritual sacrifices. Here's what he said to the Young African Leaders' Initiative (YALI): If there’s one thing I want YALI leaders to come out with, it’s the notion of you are strong by taking care of the people who are vulnerable, by looking...
  • Megyn Kelly’s guest on tonight’s “Kelly File”: Jorge Ramos

    08/26/2015 6:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    We thought the feud was over. We thought wrong. “Fox News host Megyn Kelly is no stranger to Trump’s bullish tactics,” notes the Fusion press release touting Ramos’s guest hit tonight. Indeed. She’s tweaking Trump here, obviously, by giving his immigration nemesis a platform to call Trump a child-deporting fascist and grieve over how his right to grandstand on Trump’s dime was brutally suppressed for five minutes or whatever. Here’s your open thread to gripe, grumble, and groan about the great Fox News/amnesty/anti-Trump alliance. Easy prediction, though: Kelly will go out of her way to challenge Ramos on whether he...
  • “YOU’RE A BUTCHER AND HELL WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU!”

    08/26/2015 5:15:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Kimberly Guilfoyle is livid over the latest Planned Parenthood video that features StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer and she tells Dyer what she thinks of her in this awesome mini-rant: (video at link)BOOM! I love her passion and I can easily say she speaks for me and probably most of you.
  • It's The Final Meltdown...(economic collapse)

    08/26/2015 12:33:19 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 20 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    Oh yes, remember the banks cleaned up their balance sheets and closed all those pesky derivative trades.... Right? "NEW YORK – This spring, traders and analysts working deep in the global swaps markets began picking up peculiar readings: Hundreds of billions of dollars of trades by U.S. banks had seemingly vanished." “We saw strange things in the data,” said Chris Barnes, a former swaps trader now with ClarusFT, a London-based data firm." Except.... they didn't vanish. They went overseas, but are still there. Just remember, it was CDS and IR products that blew up the world last time, and you...
  • Carl McCrow and Martin Scorsese Partner to Profit Gun Manufacturers

    08/26/2015 6:48:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A British artist, Carl McCrow, has figured out a way to increase gun manufacturers bottom line, and his own.  I can almost hear the manufacturers thinking "please throw me into that briar patch".  From nbcnews.com: LONDON — British artist Carl McCrow is asking the world's most successful filmmakers to make an unambiguous pledge: For every gun that appears in their movies, he wants them to destroy a real one. The irony is doubly delicious because McCrow has made his living with firearms art, and this is his way to feel less "guilty".  He lives in New York City.  ...
  • Reparations? How about ~7 trillion?

    08/25/2015 5:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker The Blog ^ | August 3, 2015 | Richard Butrick
    Housing, education and job training, and other anti-poverty programs have cost some $22 trillion since Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the War on Poverty (WoP) some 50 years ago. Blacks made up some 40% of those living in poverty at the start of the program and now make up some 30% – though that figure may be misleading due to the increasing number of Hispanics living in poverty. In public housing alone, blacks constitute nearly 50% of the occupants. Forty-eight percent of public housing households are black compared to only 19 percent of all renter households.6 Taking income into account does not...
  • How HUD Will Legally Enslave Your Community

    08/25/2015 4:05:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | John Anthony
    Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing may be an attempt to create balanced living patterns. Rather than remove discrimination, AFFH leverages it to codify oppression Local rule died in America on July 8, 2015. With it passes the rights of rural and suburban communities to decide their own futures. The trigger was the final 377-page ruling from HUD called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing[ia] that attempts to remove discrimination and achieve balanced and integrated living patterns. As one blogger beams, “What could possibly be wrong with helping low-income families to move into better neighborhoods?” In this case, everything. AFFH is reminiscent of the...
  • Rossi has been granted US patent on the E-Cat (LENR, Cold Fusion)

    08/25/2015 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Normandy · 23 replies
    An Impossible Invention ^ | August 25, 2015 | Mats Lewan
    Today Andrea Rossi was granted a patent on his LENR based heating device the E-Cat. I have not yet had time to study the patent further, but I just wanted to make it available here on the blog as soon as possible. Note that LENR is not mentioned explicitly, but also note that the contents of the fuel mix are specified — lithium and lithium aluminium hydride as fuel and “a group 10 element, such as nickel in powdered form” as the catalyst. This is important since fuel and catalyst specifications have been lacking from earlier patent applications by Rossi...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Harbor Freight

    08/25/2015 5:11:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The pistol range at the Ranch needed some trimming, so I stopped at Harbor Freight to pick up some inexpensive tools.  That is a bow saw on the counter.  The couple behind me were gracious and volunteered to take my picture. Hispanic? Black? Caucasian? Mixed?  I could not tell, but they were the type of people that a civilization needs to thrive.  I thought they might be immigrants, but their English was perfect and colloquial.  Yuma is a pretty cosmopolitan place.  They were polite, helpful, and friendly. Courtni, the clerk at the counter, was also helpful and friendly.  She...
  • Irony alert: Liberals furious over Bruce Jenner Halloween costumes

    08/24/2015 8:27:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2015 | Newsmachete
    With homosexual and transgender issues always at the forefront, whether we like it or not, it's a relief to know that now your kids will have a gender-fluid option for this coming Halloween: Halloween probably isn’t the best time to deal with an incredibly sensitive subject like gender reassignment. But that hasn’t deterred a major company from conjuring up a Caitlyn Jenner costume in time for Oct. 31. Spirit Halloween, the company behind the pop-up costume stores that appear all over the city every fall, has exclusively confirmed to Confidenti@l that it will be carrying the insensitive getup this year....
  • If Your Adult Child was an Abortionist, What Would You Say to Her?

    08/24/2015 9:32:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | 8/24/15 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None has begun a new project called Love Letters. It was inspired by the broken-hearted mother of an abortionist who asked her how she could reach her daughter. It inspired this poignant letter. Read more at the website. Please pray for Cheryl and for her heartbroken parents. Is there any worse grief than fearing your child will go to hell? I am asking Blessed Jacinta, who had such a heart for sinners, to intercede for this abortionist and her family. To Cheryl, my daughter"I have so much to say to you, my precious...
  • Tennessee: Woman fired for saying Muslim who killed 5 was ‘a piece of **** scum’

    08/24/2015 9:27:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    via Woman banned from Northgate Mall: “I will Sh** on your Quran.” – WDEF News 12.CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) – A Chattanooga woman with strong views about Islam finds herself out of a job and banned from Northgate Mall.Heidi Grubbs was gainfully employed at the Belk department store inside Northgate Mall until a customer overheard her conversation about domestic terrorist Mohammad Abdulazeez, the shooter who killed five servicemen in Chattanooga last month.“I made a comment specifically towards the terrorist Mohammad and his family by stating that he was a piece of sh** scum and his family was too for killing our men....
  • Krauthammer’s trouble acknowledging the principle of dynamic scoring

    08/24/2015 9:01:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/24/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We are what we are and very few of us can totally change. We can change our voting registration but we are still essentially of the same political stripe. The exceptions prove the rule. Just as we cannot paint a tiger golden brown and create a lion we can never fully leave our formative ideas behind. Charles Krauthammer’s criticisms of Donald Trump’s immigration reform plan serves to support this truth. Krauthammer was born in America but raised in French speaking Montreal one of the largest liberal enclaves in North America. He apparently became enamored with all of the foolishness of...
  • Denver City Council halts Chick-fil-A’s airport operation because its owners believe the Bible

    08/24/2015 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism. Forcing you to bake a gay wedding cake is just the start. The gay marriage fascists are pretty resourceful when it comes to using the power of government to enforce their orthodoxy. And by the way, this is one of the less-discussed problems with the perpetual expansion of government into everything. If you can’t do business without government contracts, or without tax exemptions, you inevitably empower someone in the political realm to judge your worthiness to be in business at all. When the Denver City Council chooses a concessionaire for the Denver International Airport, the decision is supposed to...
  • CA: Man who Killed two Robbers found Not Guilty of Murder, Guilty of Weapons Charge

    08/24/2015 5:40:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Kamhen "Omar" Saleh in suit and tie. Two years ago, a 20 year old California man withdrew $44,000 from the bank for the family business.  He placed the money in a backpack in his vehicle.  He also had a 9mm pistol in the vehicle.  Two men attempted to steal the money; he saw one in his SUV and confronted him; ultimately shooting both men.  In the confrontation they had occupied another vehicle, taking the backpack and money with them.  From From abc30.com: At only 22-years-old he says he shot and killed two robbers in self-defense. Police say those two...
  • Global Trade In Freefall: Container Freight Rates From Asia To Europe Crash 60% In Three Weeks

    08/23/2015 9:45:03 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Three weeks ago, when we last looked at the collapse in trade along what may be the most trafficked route involving China, i.e., from Asia to Northern Europe, we noted that while that particular shipping freight rate Europe had crashed some 23% on just one week, there was some good news: at least the Baltic Dry index was still inexplicably rising, and at last check it was hovering just above 1,100. That is no longer the case, and just as with everything else in recent months, the Baltic Dry dead cat bounce is now over, with the BDIY topping out...
  • Bloomberg's Commodity Index Just Hit A 21st Century Low

    08/23/2015 9:50:12 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 23, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    After the Bloomberg commodity index crashed overnight, having tumbled for each of the past 4 years, this happened: BLOOMBERG COMMODITY INDEX SLIDES TO LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1999 Said otherwise, the lowest level in the 21s centiry. Yup, rate hike any minute now.
  • Government's Wasteful Spending, from the Forest to the Trees

    08/22/2015 5:59:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the release of the HUD watchdog's report on wasteful public housing assistance... The watchdog for the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report. Some 25,000 families, only about 3% of the system, depending on how you look at it, receive federal housing assistance despite having earnings well above the income limits required to qualify for such subsidies. Major publications on both sides of the argument – such as the Daily Caller on the right and the Washington Post on the left – immediately seized on the issue and rightly blasted it. How dare the government provide...
  • MIT’s MultiFab 3D Printer Is One Giant Leap Towards a Real-Life Replicator

    08/22/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 21, 2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    One day 3D printers will be able to churn out working electronics and fully-functional machines, instead of just plastic parts. And that day is now slightly closer with MIT CSAIL’s MultiFab 3D printer that can use ten different materials to build working devices in a single print run. For 3D printers to fully realize their Star Trek ‘replicator’ potential they can’t just be one part of the manufacturing process, they need to do it all. The holy grail of 3D printing is to one day let anyone recreate any device with a simple button press. We want to be able...
  • What Your Travel Experience Will Look Like in the Not-So-Distant Future

    08/22/2015 9:30:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 40 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | August 22, 2015 | Elaine Glusac
    This story first appeared in the September issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. Travel, the world’s third-largest industry, is on track to grow nearly 4 percent annually over the next decade, outpacing global economic growth, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Increasing demand and new technology are driving promising developments that should make business travel more pleasant, from airplanes with party rooms to suitcases that tell you where they are. Airports Contractor Skanska USA has identified three key factors driving airport design today: bigger planes, the need for flexible and efficient security screening...
  • Possible Stock Market Treason

    08/21/2015 9:42:30 PM PDT · by kathsua · 45 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 21st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Months ago I saw a rumor that some crooked billionaires had worked out a scheme to profit from a stock market crash. At the time I thought it must be just an urban legend. No one could be so stupid as to try to crash the stock market, particularly while the nation is at war. Now I’m not so sure it’s just an urban legend. Ron Paul and other hucksters are advertising that we should follow their advice to avoid the economic debacle they claim is coming. Someone needs to tell these dopes that if they succeed in causing an...
  • Gov’t to creamery: Your milk is entirely too natural to not be labeled “imitation”

    08/21/2015 11:25:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Sometimes government’s dishonesty, incompetence, wastefulness, and misguided nannyism combine to make a perfectly ridiculous story. Today’s comes to us from Florida, where the Ocheesee Creamery is being forced to dump gallons upon gallons of good, natural skim milk because the state is requiring the business to label its good, natural skim milk “imitation” because they haven’t added anything to it. Paul and Mary Lou Wesselhoeft have been fighting this in federal court with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, which had formerly allowed them to sell their skim milk while calling it skim milk. No one seemed confused...
  • Concealed Carrier Robbed of Gun in Philadelphia

    08/21/2015 4:54:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this screenshot, the robber has the pistol, which appears to be a semi-auto.  The robber is closest to the counter.  The red arrow points to the pistol. It happened on August 17, 2015.  The concealed handgun carrier was robbed of his handgun in a strong arm robbery.  The story illustrates one of the disadvantages of concealed carry.  Concealed carry gives up tactical deterrence.   The robber did not know that the concealed carrier was armed, so he was not deterred from attacking him.  In this case, the element of surprise was to the advantage of the robber.  The police...
  • Black Lives Matter plans protest at Minnesota State Fair

    08/21/2015 12:05:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Kather and Tad Vezner
    Black Lives Matter St. Paul is planning a march and rally during the Minnesota State Fair, the group announced Thursday. The event, called #BlackFair by the organizers, starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 29 in Hamline Park in St. Paul. The protesters will proceed up Snelling Avenue to the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. The intent is to disrupt the State Fair on its first weekend, Black Lives Matter organizer Rashad Turner said. "The first Saturday of the Fair is one of their money-making days. We just hope to slow that down and continue to bring attention to the injustices that plague...
  • Saudis Could Face An Open Revolt At Next OPEC Meeting

    08/20/2015 4:22:13 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | OPEC collapse
    OPEC next gathers December 4 in Vienna, just over a year since Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al-Naimi announced at the previous OPEC winter meeting the Saudi decision to let the oil market determine oil prices rather than to continue Saudi Arabia’s role of guarantor of $100+/bbl oil. Despite the intense financial and economic pain this decision has inflicted on Saudi Arabia, its fellow OPEC members, and other oil producers, the Saudis have given no indication they plan to alter course. In fact, Saudis have downplayed the impact of lower prices on their country, asserting that the kingdom has the financial...
  • Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

    08/20/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katelyn Polantz and Amanda Bronstad
    The AshleyMadison.com hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isn’t sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers. Reason No. 1: It’s a matter of taste. “Every one of your clients is from day one on record being a liar and a cheat,” said Thomas Loeser of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. “I can’t think of a less desirable client.” After most online data hacks, class action suits materialize within days from plaintiffs firms that carry the cause. That hasn’t happened in the Ashley Madison hack. To some prominent...
  • Democrats are Lyfting an Uber Opportunity Straight to the GOP

    08/20/2015 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-20-15 | Brother Bob
    It's no secret that Bernie Sanders hates Uber. So does Hillary. As Huffington Post's Jenny Che reports:Politicians are grappling with how to approach the ride-hailing app and the "on-demand economy," also referred to as the "sharing economy." In her economic policy speech Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton seemed to distance herself from Uber, focusing instead on the implications for the labor market and the risks faced by drivers who aren't shielded by benefits and job security. “This ‘on demand’ or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections...
  • AZ: Open Carrier in Yuma Walmart

    08/20/2015 3:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me.  I asked if I could take his picture.  He was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady.  It was obvious that he was a regular customer.  It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style.  He agreed to have another picture taken in the entrance, to show the pistol a bit more clearly. We talked for a bit about the few locations that still ban guns in Yuma....
  • AZ: .50 BMG Ammunition at Wal-Mart

    08/19/2015 3:56:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    To any fair minded observer, gun ownership, the familiarity with and acceptance of guns, and the embracing of guns by American society, has been in a decades long resurgence. I spotted an indicator of this reality in a local Wal-Mart a few days ago.  I often stop by the Wal-Mart ammunition counter to see what is happening.  While .22 ammunition is starting to appear on the shelves of dedicated gun stores, it is absent from Wal-Mart in Yuma, Arizona. But .50 Browning Machine Gun ammunition is there.  The .50 BMG has been gaining popularity with American shooters for decades. ...
  • UK graduates are wasting degrees in lower-skilled jobs

    08/19/2015 12:50:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2015 | Katie Allen
    Over-qualification has reached saturation point, meaning money invested in education is being wasted and young people are crippled by debt, report warns.Britain’s failure to create sufficient high-skilled jobs for its rising proportion of graduates means the money invested in education is being squandered, while young people are left crippled by student debts, warns a new report. The mismatch between the number of university leavers and the jobs appropriate to their skills has left the UK with more than half of its graduates in non-graduate jobs, one of the highest rates in Europe, according to research commissioned by the Chartered Institute...
  • No Evidence Michigan Business Owners Support New EPA Mandates

    08/19/2015 12:12:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2015 | Jack Spencer
    An environmental advocacy group is promoting what has all the markings of a rigged survey and presenting it as a poll that shows 68 percent of Michigan business leaders (owners, presidents, managers and so on) support President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. According to the storyline, the 68-percent figure was the finding of a survey of 403 Michigan business leaders conducted by California-based Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates on behalf of Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national group that bills itself as “The Independent Business Voice for the Environment.” But the poll's methodology was not released and the group did not...
  • Explaining Donald Trump’s Enemies

    08/19/2015 5:51:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/15 | Tim Dunkin
    Desperation carries a scent about it – it may be time for folks who aren’t anti-Trump to invest in a pair of nose plugs You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and Donald Trump has those aplenty. I’m not referring to people who may merely disagree with him on certain issues, or even those on the far Left – like Democrats – who will hate anybody who is not a progressive loonie toon. Instead, I’m talking about the folks in Trump’s own party and on Trump’s own side, broadly speaking, of the ideological divide. The Republican...
  • FL: Victim Exercises Restraint, does not Shoot Armed Robber

    08/19/2015 4:26:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    People with carry permits are among the most law abiding and responsible groups in the United States.   Not only are they more responsible and law abiding than the general population, but they are several times more law abiding than police officers.  A recent case in Florida shows the restraint of a legal gun owner after being robbed at gunpoint.   From myfoxorlando.com: Vittoria explained, "I had my gun. I rolled the window down, pointed it and said, 'Put my briefcase down!' I could have shot him right then, but then what? Then I'm in big trouble. My thought process was...
  • India seeks Israeli help to become next “Start Up Nation”

    08/18/2015 10:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vijeta Uniyal
    Israel trains India’s future technology and business leaders.While Europe has been busy targeting Israeli researchers, artists and filmmakers in recent days, Asian countries like India, China and Japan are taking tangible steps strengthening its ties with Israel. Last week Norwegian Film festival rejected an Israeli film dealing with disability on the grounds that it “did not deal with occupation” or “discrimination of Palestinians.” In Spain, a music festival barred the Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu for refusing to comply with the demands of the organizers to publically denounce Israel and endorse the “Palestinian cause” — in keeping with the best traditions...
  • MICHAEL SAUSAGE AND THE SAUSAGE RATION TALK RADIO SHOW - An Imagining

    08/18/2015 5:59:19 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 49 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | RhightWingConservativeNews.com
    Jes’ sayin’…. Mihael Sausage, of the famed “Sausage Ration”, when he holds it and himself together long enough, is one of the best radio talk show hosts ever. His mind and analytic abilities are matchless at times. Why, then, doesn’t he ever seem to carry an entire show that way, from beginning to end? At some point he seems to run out of steam and starts talking about unrelated or inane subjects, such as what he had for lunch, his heartburn, or food stains on his shirt. He might even break out into nonsense rhyming or song. Sometimes he is...
  • The Legacy of George Soros Part 1

    08/18/2015 4:21:13 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 9 replies
    There have been many who have had an impact on United States politics, but perhaps none more than George Soros. A man who in his book “ The Alchemy of Finance” admitted to an exaggerated view of his place in the world. “I have always thought of myself as some kind of God or economic reformer” He told biographer Michael Kaufman that it was his goal to “become the conscience of the world”. Born in Budapesy in 1930 to Tividar and Erzebat Schwartz the name was later changed to Soros in 1936. When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, his...
  • Economists Brace for September: “Building Up to Catastrophe of Historic Proportions”

    08/18/2015 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/18/15 | Mac Slavo
    Is the collapse imminent, and our very way of life under threat of total global meltdown? Perhaps the signs and warnings are there, at every level, for those who want to see it. An outright panic has taken hold over many who see September 2015 as a convergence of ominous events – including the Pope’s visit to America, the United Nations summit on Agenda 21-like development, expectations for a stunning policy change at the Federal Reserve, unprecedented experiments at CERN and the end of the seven year business cycle, a date that has already seen the tragic events of 9/11...
  • Drive Up!

    08/18/2015 9:28:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/15 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Thoth Technology Inc. Space Elevator ... to the stratosphere that is. As Fox News reports, the U.S. patent office granted a patent (9085897) to the Canadian company Thoth Technology Inc., for a “space elevator”, sort of an inflatable incline or similar structure for cars, that you are supposed to be able to use for driving up, all the way to a height of 12 miles (~ 20,000 m) above ground. If you aren’t dizzy enough from driving to the corner store, that really ought to make your day. 12 Miles High There used to be jokes about the “10 mile-high...
  • 23 Nations Around The World Where Stock Market Crashes Are Already Happening

    08/18/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/18/15 | Tyler Durden
    1. Malaysia 2. Brazil 3. Egypt 4. China 5. Indonesia 6. South Korea 7. Turkey 8. Chile 9. Colombia 10. Peru 11. Bulgaria 12. Greece 13. Poland 14. Serbia 15. Slovenia 16. Ukraine 17. Ghana 18. Kenya 19. Morocco 20. Nigeria 21. Singapore 22. Taiwan 23. Thailand
  • Question du jour: What happens when we DO replace low-skill workers with robots ?

    08/18/2015 5:41:12 AM PDT · by Salgak · 37 replies
    So question du jour (and I'm asking it in several places today: it was set off by the attached link and its' discussion here on FR. . ) Replacing low-skilled workers with automation, and now robots, has been an accellerating trend for over a century now, and really looks like we're soon going to hit the point where the curve goes hyperbolic. (especially with the push for $15/hour for minimum wage. . .) Given that, as more and more skilled jobs are automated out of existence. . . .what do we do about the now-unemployed, and likely permanently unemployable? So...
  • Greek Deposits Become Eligible For Bail-In On January 1, 2016

    08/17/2015 8:15:08 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/17/15 | Tyler Derdun
    The catalyst was Friday's pronouncement by Jeroen Dijsselbloem who said depositors will be shielded from any losses resulting from the restructuring of the nation’s financial system, but that senior bondholders would certainly be impaired and probably wiped out. In other words, once again the superpriority of various classes has been flipped on its head with general unsecured liabilities ending up senior to, well, senior bank claims.
  • 3D-Printed 9MM Semiauto (video rich); 3D Guns Update

    08/17/2015 6:30:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Weaponsman ^ | 29 May, 2015 | Hognose
    As we have expected to happen for some time, and as the initial Cody Wilson “Liberator” first demonstrated, 3D-printed firearms made of common addititive-manufacturing plastics like ABS or PLA inevitably had to diverge from common steel firearms practice to take advantage of those plastics’ strength — and overcome their weaknesses. That means that, while early prints were nothing but, for example, a plastic version of an AR lower dimensionally identical to its aluminum forbear, but destined for a short life (especially in PLA), more and more designs are innovating in different directions. This series of videos shows the Shuty, a...
  • Yo Millennials, Move In With Your Parents And You’ll Lose At Life.

    08/17/2015 9:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2015 | Philip Wegmann, staff writer and radio producer
    While it’s not good for man to live alone, it’s even worse for him to live at home with his parents. A recent Pew Research poll reveals that though employment is up, the number of millennials living on their own is down. This failure to launch reflects a widespread cultural regression. By returning home after graduation, this generation’s doing more than just perpetuating adolescence. We’re losing at life. There might be more room for activities at your parent’s house but there’s little room for personal growth. And if being determines consciousness, then you’ll bring your future down with you when...
  • Carly Fiorina's Post 9/11 Speech in Praise of Islam Resurfaces

    08/16/2015 7:45:35 PM PDT · by Amntn · 55 replies
    Christian Headlines.com ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Bethany Blankley, ReligionToday.com Blog Contributor
    Two weeks after 9/11, on September 26, 2001, Carly Fiorina gave a speech, "Technology, Business and Our Way of Life: What's Next," in which she tied courage, leadership, heroes, and “the questions of life and death” to business leaders learning from one of the greatest civilizations to ever exist: Islamic civilization. Her claims evidence her exceptional ineptitude or blatant, galling, willful deceit.
  • Slim's America Movil extends Mexico-U.S. 'borderless' plan to prepay

    08/16/2015 6:31:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | August 16, 2015
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - America Movil said on Sunday it removed roaming charges on calls to and data in the United States for 40 million Mexican prepay clients as it gears up to prevent new rival AT&T Inc. stealing market share on its home turf. The company, owned by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, said calls made to the United States by prepaid customers on "Amigo Optimo" and "Optimo Plus" plans would now be charged local rates. The same would apply when using data in the United States. Its remaining prepaid customers, around 12 million at the end of...
  • 46 million Americans go to food banks, and long lines for dwindling food supplies begin at 6:30 AM

    08/16/2015 5:07:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | By Michael Snyder, on August 13th, 2015 | By Michael Snyder, on August 13th, 2015
    Those that run food banks all over America say that demand for their services just continues to explode. It always amazes me that there are still people out there that insist that an “economic collapse” is not happening. From their air-conditioned homes in their cushy suburban neighborhoods they mock the idea that the U.S. economy is crumbling. But if they would just go down and visit the local food banks in their areas, they would see how much people are hurting. According to Feeding America spokesman Ross Fraser, 46 million Americans got food from a food bank at least one...