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  • Tom Coburn: I’m ‘Proud’ America Elected Obama President, ‘He’s A Neat Man’ [VIDEO] HURL ALERT!

    12/22/2014 9:03:01 AM PST · 6 of 60
    kabar to rktman

    Coburn was a big supporter of McCain for President.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 2:07:31 PM PST · 125 of 141
    kabar to Gritty
    Kennedy was not a strong leader. He was bullied by Khrushchev during their meeting in Vienna in May, 1961. Because of his apparent weakness in this meeting, Khrushchev started erecting the Berlin Wall two months later as he knew Kennedy would do nothing to stop him. Kennedy also agreed on a "neutral" Laos, which ultimately led to a Communist government in Laos and a major expansion of the Ho Chi Minh Trail to undermine South Vietnam.

    I lived four years in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was planned long before JFK became President in January 1961. East Germany was hemorrhaging people including those with real skills. And what would any American President have done faced with the construction of the Wall? The answer is nothing any more than we did when the Hungarian Revolution was put down or when the Berlin blockade was put in place precipitating the Berlin Airlift. Look at a map and see where Berlin is located. It was deep inside East Germany.

    Quite true, but it is also Kennedy who changed the concept of operations reportedly changing the landing area to the more remote Bay of Pigs

    To suggest that JFK was micromanaging the invasion is nonsense. The CIA and Cuban exiles called the tune. Eisenhower refused to approve the operation. JFK made a terrible mistake, but not for the lack of being aggressive.

    True, that. However, Khrushchev's reading of Kennedy as a soft touch probably led to the emplacement of the Soviet nuclear missiles in the first place.

    Correct that to misreading. Some would say JFK was reckless placing the US in the position of causing a nuclear exchange. We came very close to WWIII--probably the closest we have ever been to nuclear war. In the old days of the USSR, they always tested new US Presidents to gauge their strength. They seriously underestimated JFK.

    Kennedy elected to go on the defensive and fight a guerilla war in South Vietnam rather than attack the real problem, which was the Communist regime in the North which was organizing, training, and equipping the increasingly massive and successful Viet Cong insurgency in the South.

    There was no political will in the US to launch an attack on North Vietnam nor was there any international support for such a move. We had just recovered from WWII and Korea. There was no stomach for another land war in Asia.

    I served in Vietnam 1967 to 1968 including during the Tet Offensive. It was LBJ who got us involved in Vietnam in a big way after the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

    I was initially impressed by Kennedy and his words and soaring oratory. I (and others) became increasingly disillusioned by his actions.

    I share that sentiment. What I don't agree with is that he was soft on communism or lacked the will to employ American power. In some respects, he was too eager to take aggressive actions--almost reckless.

    The world was a far different place in 1961. We still had over half a million troops in Europe to counter a possible invasion of Europe by the USSR and the Warsaw Pact. Chairman Mao was showing aggressive intentions including working on plans to get nuclear weapons. And most of the world was sill recovering from the death and destruction of WWII.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 1:34:21 PM PST · 123 of 141
    kabar to Repeal The 17th

    Berlin Wall - August 1961

    U2 pilot Gary Powers is traded by the USSR for Soviet spy Rudolf Abel, who had been captured by the U.S. - 1962

    Nuclear test ban treaty is signed by the U.S., Great Britain, and USSR - 1963

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · 108 of 141
    kabar to DanZ
    After the French pulled out, Kennedy was seen as TOO Timid on the Commies - as in loosing the war - Remember Sputnik - 1957, and everyone in the U.S. was worried about a Russian Nuclear attack when JFK was chasing women

    That wasn't my recollection of what was happening. Were you on drugs at the time?

  • Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling

    12/21/2014 10:16:36 AM PST · 54 of 69
    kabar to Kackikat
    Those clappers are products of a broken education system, and entitlement society.

    Most importantly, they are the products of the destruction of the family. With 73% out of wedlock birthrates for blacks and 53% for Hispanics, we are witnessing the deterioration of a civil society with shared values. We have created a permanent underclass that is growing daily.

  • Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling

    12/21/2014 9:42:58 AM PST · 43 of 69
    kabar to Kackikat
    Workplace violence. The "authorities" will never label it a terrorist attack. It is hard enough to even get the MSM to inform the reader that the perpetrator was black and a Muslim. Moreover, as much as they will decry what happened, they will provide subtle links to the "unjustified" deaths of black men like Brown and Garner.

    The meme will be that the police had it coming because of their previous actions.

    "Meanwhile, an eyewitness who spoke to The Daily Beast said that ‘a lot of people were clapping and laughing’ following the murder of the two police officers.

    ‘Some were saying, “They deserved it,” and another was shouting at the cops, “Serves them right because you mistreat people!”’said the man, identified as Carlos.

    “Nobody deserves this,” he added. “If they really wanted to get revenge they should have gone to Staten Island and found the cops that killed Eric Garner.”

  • Assassination of 2 NY policemen has the left scrambling

    12/21/2014 9:32:00 AM PST · 39 of 69
    kabar to advertising guy

    Ironically, the two victims were minorities as defined by the USG. I guess it can’t be considered a hate crime since the perpetrator was also a minority. Maybe we should declare that the men in blue are a separate race.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 9:15:45 AM PST · 88 of 141
    kabar to DanZ
    The Dictator wants his TAX money. The NYPD Union is happy to play the Sheriff of Nottingham until one of their own is Killed. I do not have much pity for any of the above.

    Do you expect the NYPD to decide which laws it will or will not enforce? Why is the NYPD union a villain in this story and undeserving of any sympathy?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 8:56:59 AM PST · 78 of 141
    kabar to rodguy911
    I saw that.

    This just mirrors something similar in the campaign offices of Obama.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 8:54:04 AM PST · 77 of 141
    kabar to Fishtalk
    We really don't have to do anything except watch Cuba slowly disintegrate. The Soviet Union eventually imploded thanks to our containment policy over a 40 year period. Why throw them a life preserver? What is the urgency to do something?

    I suspect the urgency has something to do with rescuing a hero of the left.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 8:49:14 AM PST · 76 of 141
    kabar to Gritty
    Much of America turned on Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Berlin Wall went up and he and his advisors were (rightly) seen as soft on Communism abroad. By 1962 or 1963, I (and many others) had turned against him for these reasons.

    I don't recall Kennedy being considered soft on communism. I graduated HS in 1961. JFK approved of the Bay of Pigs operation to take down Castro. He also ordered the subsequent blockade of Cuba in response to the positioning of Soviet missiles in Cuba. We probably came as close to a nuclear war with the Soviets at any time in the history of the Cold War. JFK's "Ich bin Ein Berliner" speech was clearly confrontational with the Communists as was his inaugural address, which I memorized as part of a speech contest in high school.

    "We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

    Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

    This much we pledge--and more.

    In May 1961 JFK sent 400 military advisors (Green Berets) to South Vietnam to combat the growing communist influence. He would eventually send a total of 16,000.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 8:21:04 AM PST · 73 of 141
    kabar to rodguy911
    I agree with you. Cuba is in economic trouble and the Castros are on their way out, i.e., they are old and decrepit. Obama is tossing them a life preserver. It is no accident that Rangel was down there just days after Obama's announcement.

    Some are opining that the reason Obama acted now is to lessen the growing Russian military relationship with Cuba. I doubt national security is of any concern to Obama. Castro has always been a hero to the left in this country. They will do anything to save him and his legacy. "Che" Guevara is still an icon to Obama and his ilk.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 7:27:24 AM PST · 46 of 141
    kabar to Fishtalk
    they need to make the argument against this Cuban thing, if there is one cause I’ll be honest, I’m not so sure buying cigars from Cuba would be such a bad thing.

    Or Iranian caviar? The issue is not about buying cigars but dealing with a state sponsor of terrorism. One of the things that you left out of your list of Cuban history is that the Cubans were exporting communism and arms to anti-government movements throughout Latin America. They also sent troops to places like Angola.

    Despite US sanctions, Cuba is far from being isolated. They have many foreign embassies in Havana from Western Europe including the UK, Germany, France, and Italy. Canada, Mexico, and Japan also have diplomatic missions there It is silly to think that US representation there will affect the political equation in Cuba. We also have American diplomats stationed there in the Swiss Embassy as part of our interest section.

    There is no doubt that our large Cuban immigrant population helped shape US foreign policy towards Cuba. I guess the question is what is the advantage for the US for normalization now? I think special corporate interests are pushing for normalization to take advantage of trade and tourist opportunities. If Cuba, why not North Korea and Iran?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 21 December 2014

    12/21/2014 7:03:34 AM PST · 37 of 141
    kabar to InterceptPoint

    It has already been mentioned on FOX and ABC. It will be covered by all I expect.

  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 9:08:28 PM PST · 31 of 32
    kabar to kearnyirish2

    Abortion hurts the birthrate.

  • Sharpton: Our city is hurting from the vicious murder of two NYPD officers

    12/20/2014 9:06:48 PM PST · 52 of 174
    kabar to maggief

    Several thousand protesters marched in New York City on Saturday.

    The protesters were part of Al Sharpton’s “Million Marchers” protest against police violence.

    The protesters chanted “What do we want?… Dead cops!” as they marched in New York City.

  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 3:26:03 PM PST · 29 of 31
    kabar to exit82

    He should never have been there in the first place. Just imagine that this POS was considered a legitimate candidate for the Dem nomination for President. Sharpton has visited the WH scores of times.

  • Two Cops Shot in Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 3:13:07 PM PST · 109 of 125
    kabar to Sooth2222

    After researching the FBI numbers for “Suicide of a Superpower,” this writer concluded: “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

    Though blacks are outnumbered 5-to-1 in the population by whites, they commit eight times as many crimes against whites as the reverse. By those 2007 numbers, a black male was 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse.

  • Two Cops Shot in Brooklyn

    12/20/2014 3:07:27 PM PST · 108 of 125
    kabar to blackdog
    There will be very little reaction. The MSM will draw some sort of moral equivalency. There will be calls for peace and reconciliation. The meme will be that the shooter had legitimate concerns, but he should not have tried to take justice into his own hands. There will also calls that reform of the police is now more urgent than ever.

    There will be an attempt by the political and media elites to downplay what happened. They will try to hide the details as much as possible.

  • Two New York cops shot dead 'execution style' in ambush

    12/20/2014 2:57:20 PM PST · 27 of 31
    kabar to catnipman

    The rhetoric of Obama, Sharpton, DiBlasio, Holder, et. al., have consequences.

  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 10:56:07 AM PST · 21 of 32
    kabar to huldah1776
    I have a question for you. If the 55 million people who were aborted since 1973 were here, how would we be doing right now?

    We would probably have more Americans without jobs assuming that immigration levels remained unchanged. Our population would be nearing 400 million today. In 1970 the population of the US was 203 million, today it is 320 million.

    The black population would be almost double what it is today since blacks have a much higher abortion rate than the general population.

    Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

    According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

    This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated "Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America's Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member."

    With the black out of wedlock birthrate at 73% and a very high school dropout rate, I would assume that the numbers on welfare would be greater along with crime rates.

    Abortion is murder, but would the reality that is America be better off if these abortions had not taken place? That is up to you to decide.

  • Fewer US-Born Americans Have Jobs Now Than In 2007

    12/20/2014 8:38:41 AM PST · 5 of 32
    kabar to RicocheT
    We bring in 1.1 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS A YEAR, along with 640,000 guest workers annually. The real problem is LEGAL IMMIGRATION. We are bringing in too many people and there is no correlation between the number of LEGAL IMMIGRANTS and our job needs.

    Illegal aliens are a problem, but it is LEGAL IMMIGRATION that has been killing us. We have just had the two largest decades of LEGAL IMMIGRATION in our history. During the period 1990-2010, we admitted 27 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS.

  • History unravels to reveal David vs. Goliath match between BYU-Penn State [WVB Championship tonight]

    12/20/2014 7:51:24 AM PST · 2 of 5
    kabar to FlJoePa
    The Penn State-Stanford semifinal was a really great game. It should have been the final. BYU looked good against Texas, but it should be a different story with a quicker and more talented Penn State. Micha Hancock is a great player who makes others better. Megan Courtney was a difference maker against Stanford.

    I hope it is a competitive match. BYU makes an appealing underdog, the first non-seeded team ever to win a match in the semi-finals. It would make a great story should they win tonight.

  • SONY RESPONDS TO OBAMA: ACTUALLY, WE DID CALL THE WHITE HOUSE

    12/19/2014 4:10:14 PM PST · 39 of 74
    kabar to FunkyZero

    Sony will release on demand or online and Obama will claim credit.

  • SONY RESPONDS TO OBAMA: ACTUALLY, WE DID CALL THE WHITE HOUSE

    12/19/2014 3:51:31 PM PST · 31 of 74
    kabar to navysealdad
    "When it came to the crucial moment when the threat came out from what was called the [Guardians of Peace] at the time threatening audiences who would go to movie theaters the movie theater came to us one by one over a very short period of time we were completely surprised by it and announced that they would not carry the movie

    Guardians of Peace aka GOP.

  • Move to Medicaid: Nearly 10M enrolled since Obamacare launch

    12/19/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · 4 of 21
    kabar to dware

    Medicare and Medicaid are single payer systems now. Nine out of every 10 Medicare recipients pay for supplementary insurance (Medigap).

  • Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’

    12/19/2014 9:15:32 AM PST · 19 of 24
    kabar to Michael.SF.

    I doubt they would have submitted it to the State Department if a Rep had been in the WH.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:59:20 PM PST · 25 of 38
    kabar to Jacquerie

    Unfortunately, we respect the Rule of Law even if it means helping those who despise and violate the Rule of Law. It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs of this nation, which is in the process of committing national suicide.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:49:44 PM PST · 17 of 38
    kabar to Bubba_Leroy

    They are illegal aliens with legal work permits and SSNs. Obama should have been impeached for this alone. The Reps failed to criticize him and Cantor was preparing the GOP’s version of the Dream Act. This was the template for the current amnesty. It won’t be reversed. We are screwed as a country.

  • Young immigrants allowed to get driver’s licenses

    12/18/2014 4:33:46 PM PST · 3 of 38
    kabar to Olog-hai

    Young up to the age of 30. They were legalized by Obama’s first executive amnesty in 2012.

  • Sony Should Release 'The Interview' Online

    12/18/2014 7:11:43 AM PST · 13 of 37
    kabar to GilGil

    It is not only Hollywood that can be intimidated and forced into self-censorship. Our government and the MSM react the same way when it comes to Islam and the war on Christians. Fear of reprisal forces self-censorship. It is everywhere around us on a whole host of subjects.

  • Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

    12/17/2014 10:10:57 PM PST · 62 of 62
    kabar to Always A Marine
    The Kharkiv Pact created a lease for what Russia had already owned for centuries before Kruschev gave it to the Ukrainian SSR. And that lease would have meant nothing to the new Kiev government if it has joined NATO.

    Owned? I suggest you inform yourself about Ukrainian history. Occupied is a better description of how the Russians, along with other foreign powers, treated Ukraine. Are you aware that the Ukraine was one of the founding members of the UN and had a separate membership outside of the USSR?

    There was no movement to make Ukraine part of NATO and I have no idea where you come up with the assertion that the lease would have been abrogated if Ukraine joined NATO.

    The current economic war against Russia and the steady war drumbeat are very real provocations. I am happy for Poland and other nations that are now free of Communism - and that includes post-Soviet Russia - but I am not interested in taking sides and fighting for or against any of them. There is no ideological threat in Europe today, only a mercantilist struggle masquerading as old Cold War antagonists.

    Economic war against Russia? Who is waging it and why? The Russians violated another nation's territory and seized part of it. They are sending weapons and troops into Eastern Ukraine killing innocent people along with Ukrainians trying to defend their country. You describe the Russians as the aggrieved party. There would be no economic sanctions if Russia had not committed aggression against one of its neighbors.

    We are a member of NATO. We have a vested interest in the security of Europe and the alliance. Article 5 requires that the alliance come to the aid if one of its members is attacked. Ukraine is not part of NATO, but Poland and the Baltic nations are. If the Russians decide to invade a NATO country, it will precipitate a war.

    There is a military threat posed to Europe by the Russians under Putin. He is taking some very provocative actions in international airspace and territorial waters.

    There is no mercantile war between Europe and Russia. Europe is heavily dependent upon Russian exports of oil and gas, which comprise the bulk of Russia's exports. The EU is Russia's biggest trading partner.

    Russia enjoys a trade surplus with most of the countries in the EU.

    The EU is the most important investor in Russia. It is estimated that up to 75% of Foreign Direct Investment stocks in Russia come from EU Member States (including Cyprus).

    Perhaps that's true. It might also be that Russia won't think it will be suicide. There is no evidence that post-Soviet Russia has any interest in projecting power globally, but there is evidence that Moscow is pursuing regional alliances and that it wants to be left alone at home. And it is evident that NATO is intent on pressing against Russia's borders.

    Post Soviet Russia lacks the resources to project power globally. If Russia wants to left alone, then why did it seize part of Ukraine and invade the country? What threat does NATO pose to Russia. It is a defensive alliance composed of democratic countries that does not have any territorial ambitions towards Russia or anyone else. The military capabilities of Europe have been declining every year as the welfare state consumes more and more of their budgets. Most European countries spend less than 1% of GDP on defense.

    All of those statistics are true, and Russia might well descend into the economic toilet. But many Russians have lived only slightly above the toilet and can handle scarcity a lot better than higher living Westerners. And if it does sink into the toilet, it will be with the world's largest arsenal of nukes.

    We can't allow naked aggression in Europe to go without a response. We can't have any more Sudetenlands rewarding aggression. Putin must suffer the consequences for what he has done.

  • DECEMBER 22, 2014 AMNESTY PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION HEARING (Hostage)

    12/17/2014 7:13:02 AM PST · 40 of 98
    kabar to P-Marlowe
    If Obama doesn’t want to follow a court order, there is currently no power on earth that can make him.

    Impeachment. There are penalties for contempt of court, including a felony.

  • Obama to Make Cuba Announcement

    12/17/2014 7:00:33 AM PST · 20 of 40
    kabar to optiguy

    Sanctions off and diplomatic relations renewed. The Cuban Embassy will open in DC and ours in Havana.

  • Third Party Rumblings After GOP Squanders Election Landslide with Budget Deal

    12/16/2014 10:17:30 PM PST · 23 of 25
    kabar to entropy12
    I have traveled to 3 dozen countries as an observer on vacations. There is ONE simple solution to problems in USA. In reality this solution will not happen here. That is unfortunate. However if adopted, the prosperity created will reach the moon.

    I have lived a total of 22 years overseas in nine different countries including 13 years in Europe in five countries. Your ONE simple solution is indeed simple. As you recognize, it won't happen here or in Europe.

    The huge amounts of money saved can be used to payoff debt and build world class infra structure. Seniors can get subsidized housing and healthcare. Working age people pay for their own healthcare.

    The money "saved" belongs to the taxpayers. It is their money and they should decide how it is spent. Paying off the debt won't help the economy or create jobs. Two thirds of the budget is spent on entitlement programs and other mandatory items. We are not going to eliminate SS, Medicare or Medicaid. They will be bankrupt the country if not reformed, but they will not be eliminated.

    There is one country doing exactly that. There is so many excess jobs, they import foreign workers. 40% of work force is foreign on 2 year work visa’s. Admittedly it is a small country with total population of 5 million. But I came away hugely impressed after observing life in Singapore. Every 6th Singapore citizen is a millionaire.

    My daughter was born in Singapore. I am familiar with their economy. It is not as rosy a picture as you paint it. It is a well-run, disciplined society, but it has problems related to its diversity and importation of foreign workers. Singapore’s Foreigner Problem --A sharp rise in the foreign population has ratcheted up racial tensions."

  • Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

    12/16/2014 8:40:56 PM PST · 45 of 62
    kabar to dpetty121263

    We still have the most powerful and best military force in the world.

  • Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

    12/16/2014 6:58:18 PM PST · 31 of 62
    kabar to Always A Marine
    Russia's annexation of Crimea was a defensive move to keep its long-held, strategic - and sole - warm water port and naval base from falling into NATO's hands after the West overthrew Moscow's ally in Kiev.

    BS. The Russians had a long term agreement on its naval base in Crimea. The Kharkiv Pact, signed in 2010, guaranteed them use of the base until 2042. The Russians unilaterally terminated the agreement in 2014.

    And NATO has been provoking Russia for two decades by adding 12 new nations in its eastward expansion to the Russian border.

    A provocation? What danger does NATO pose to Russia? And those 12 nations and there are more, begged to get into NATO because they did not want to come under Russian imperialism again. I lived two years in Poland during the days of Solidarnosc and the oppression of Communism. I went back about 14 years ago and Poland is a much better place. They have been liberated.

    There is no moral equivalency between Russia and the NATO nations.

    Finally, Russia had absolutely no motive whatsoever to shoot down the airliner over Ukraine; Kiev was the only party that stood to benefit from the atrocity, which reeks of an obvious setup by the Ukrainians.

    More BS. I don't see how you can buy into that Russian propaganda. The facts say otherwise. It was a mistake, but the plane was shot down by the Russians along with other Ukrainian planes that have been shot down by the Russians.

    What greater measure of a military superpower exists than the world's largest nuclear arsenal? That's like saying "Darren Wilson is no match for Michael Brown without a .40 Sig P229." Well, Wilson did have the .40 Sig and he used it to kill the much larger and conventionally stronger Brown. If you pick a fight, all bets are off.

    MAD. The Russians do not want to commit national suicide any more than they did during the Cold War. Having a huge nuclear arsenal and a relative weak conventional force does not allow them to project power globally. They are a gas station masquerading as a nation. Putin is delusional. He is trying to resurrect an empire that no longer exists.

    Russia has negative population growth; life expectancy for males is 64 years; a fertility rate of 1.61; a per capita GDP of $18,100; and oil and gas represent two thirds of their revenue. Economic power is also a measure of a superpower and Russia's economy is about to descend into the toilet.

  • Third Party Rumblings After GOP Squanders Election Landslide with Budget Deal

    12/16/2014 6:22:44 PM PST · 12 of 25
    kabar to entropy12
    Yes in the UK, there is now a political consensus that immigration must be reduced. The BNP started it with their British jobs for British workers decades ago. It started resonating with the electorate. UKIP has taken it up and according to a recent poll, it is the party that now stands as the best party to protect the British worker.

    In the US we have no such political consensus. Both parties have abandoned the American worker in favor of their corporate paymasters. We bring in 1.1 million legal permanent immigrants a year and have been doing so since 1990. In addition, we have guest worker programs that admit 640,000 a year. These foreign workers take American jobs and depress wages during a time when we have the lowest labor participation rates since 1978.

    We had one executive amnesty for the Dreamers in 2012 that legalized, to date. 580,000 and gave them work permits and SSNs. We now have another executive amnesty that will legalize more than 5 million and virtually stop any deportations of the 12 to 20 million illegal aliens. And no doubt there will be a surge of more illegals hoping to take advantage of the new amnesty. They will have plenty of phony documents to get them legalization.

    The GOP's response has been mixed to put the best face on it. 20 Reps joined the Dems in not condemning Obama's actions. The amnesty will not be reversed. It will destroy this country.

    We will have a third party that will come about as American workers find a way to express their unhappiness with mass immigration. They resent the colonization by the Third World. Europe is ahead of the US when it comes to the impact of immigration on their culture and values. They are starting to fight back in the streets and at the ballot box. The political and corporate elites have real reason to fear the people.

  • Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

    12/16/2014 6:06:57 PM PST · 20 of 62
    kabar to Deathtomarxists

    LOL. Tinfoil hat time.

  • Western Banks Cut Off Liquidity To Russian Entities

    12/16/2014 6:05:57 PM PST · 18 of 62
    kabar to Kartographer
    Russia already started the war with the takeover of Crimea and invading Eastern Ukraine. They have been provoking NATO for weeks with their intrusions into European airspace. Oh, and there is that little matter of shooting down a civilian airliner over Ukraine.

    Russia is no longer a superpower save for its nuclear arsenal. That puke Putin must learn that there are consequences for his actions.

  • VIDEO: Students shocked to learn Hillary Clinton is 67, hasn’t driven since 1996

    12/16/2014 12:18:46 PM PST · 85 of 102
    kabar to abb

    She gets lifetime Secret Service protection. They do the driving.

  • Russian ruble suffers steepest drop in 16 years

    12/16/2014 7:56:54 AM PST · 31 of 77
    kabar to babygene
    This is actually pretty troubling. Anybody remember the lead up to Pearl Harbor and the second world war?

    Yes, it started with Imperial Japan in the 1930's setting up a puppet state in Manchuria and then invading China. The Rape of Nanking in 1937 killed 300,000 people.

    In response to the invasion of China, FDR started to impose economic sanctions against Japan in 1938. They had little effect in stopping Japanese aggression. In 1940 the Japanese signed the tripartite agreement with Germany and Italy to form the Axis powers.

    Responding to continuing Japanese aggression in China, the U.S. froze Japanese assets in the U.S. on 26 July 1941 and on 1 August established an embargo on oil and gasoline exports to Japan. The oil embargo was an especially strong response because oil was Japan's most crucial import, and more than 80 percent of Japan's oil at the time came from the United States.

    Poking one’s finger in Russia’s eye may not be wise. Russia could very easily change the equation in their favor by sponsoring an attack by Iran on the Saudi’s. Just saying... These are dangerous times.

    Yes, these are dangerous times, but we don't need a Neville Chamberlain approach that just ignores or rewards aggression. The Russians seized Crimea and is now embarking on aggression in Eastern Ukraine. The Russians started this and need to pay a price, especially that piss-ant Putin.

  • Pew poll confirms amnesty a danger to gun rights

    12/13/2014 10:27:22 AM PST · 14 of 32
    kabar to gwgn02

    LEGAL IMMIGRATION will make the Dems the permanent majority party. Amnesty just hastens the process—but not by much. And an amnesty will cost $6.3 trillion.

  • Pew poll confirms amnesty a danger to gun rights

    12/13/2014 9:32:06 AM PST · 4 of 32
    kabar to Q-ManRN
    Legal immigration has had a far more devastating impact on electoral politics than illegal immigration. We bring in 1.1 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS annually. 87% of them are minorities as defined by the USG. They will become citizens and vote. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today, it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history. There were 9.7 million foreign-born in 1970 and today it is 41.5 million.

    We have just had the two largest decades of legal immigration in our history. Over 27 million legal permanent immigrants entered during the period 1990-2010.

  • Why America’s middle class is lost

    12/13/2014 8:11:33 AM PST · 35 of 69
    kabar to jsanders2001
    Bringing illegals I to the country to (yes) take your jobs

    Legal immigration has had a far more devastating impact on American jobs. We have just had the two largest decades of legal immigration in our history.

  • Why America’s middle class is lost

    12/13/2014 8:05:59 AM PST · 33 of 69
    kabar to C19fan
    In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today, it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade it will be one in 7, the highest in our history. There were 9.7 million foreign-born in 1970 and today it is 41.5 million.

    Importing over a million legal permanent LEGAL immigrants a year since 1990 and 640,000 guest workers annually provide a surplus of labor that takes jobs from American workers and depresses wages. It is as simple as that. The labor participation rate is the lowest since 1978. Immigration, legal and illegal, is destroying the American middle class and the American worker.

  • What if Whites Were the Minority?

    12/12/2014 7:11:11 AM PST · 85 of 92
    kabar to beef

    By 2043, non-Hispanic whites will be 50% of the population. If minorities are voting overwhelmingly Dem, it is only a matter of time that the Dems will be the permanent majority party. CA has roughly the same demographics today that the US will have in 2050.

  • What if Whites Were the Minority?

    12/11/2014 10:39:16 PM PST · 77 of 92
    kabar to beef

    But they vote Democrat two to one.

  • TREY GOWDY: OBAMA IS WRONG ON IMMIGRATION BUT CONGRESS SHOULDN’T TAKE THE BAIT

    12/11/2014 5:23:12 PM PST · 124 of 124
    kabar to Iron Munro
    Kay Bailey Hutchison gutted the Secure Fence Act of 23006.

    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Texas Republican who has led the charge to change the 2006 law, said she wants to give Homeland Security more flexibility and wants local officials and landowners to be consulted.

    “Senator Hutchison believes that Customs and Border Protection can better decide how to utilize limited resources to secure the border than a congressman from Maine,” said Matt Mackowiak, Mrs. Hutchison’s spokesman. He said double-tier fencing has worked in San Diego, but it might not be the right solution for the entire fence.

  • What if Whites Were the Minority?

    12/11/2014 5:13:43 PM PST · 57 of 92
    kabar to Moonman62
    Liberals count all Hispanics and Asians as non-whites.

    So does the government, which gives them affirmative action and minority business set asides among other benefits.