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  • Trump taps CEO of Hardee's and Carl's Jr. as labor secretary

    12/08/2016 4:21:39 PM PST · 37 of 38
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to 2ndDivisionVet

    “My opinion is that the media is the main
    supporter of healthy eating. We’re certainly
    not hearing it from our customers”
    — Andrew Puzder, CEO of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.

  • Democrats urge Obama to pardon 750,000 young undocumented immigrants

    12/08/2016 5:35:09 AM PST · 55 of 90
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to granada

    He can pardon them from any *federal* offenses they committed, though he must *name* those offenses for each and every one of them; but he cannot give them citizenship, so, as foreign nationals, they are still subject to deportation.

  • ....brave warriors of Allah

    12/08/2016 5:32:22 AM PST · 9 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PA-RIVER

    “The big question is, will libtards fight...”

    Seriously? They seem to have difficulty mastering the whole “walk and chew gum at the same time” dilemma. No need to even mention their overall sloth and cowardice.

  • It's Happening: Brexit Vote Passes Parliament; Article 50 To Be Triggered By April

    12/08/2016 5:12:41 AM PST · 12 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Sacajaweau

    While the EU *might* have seemed like a good idea at the time, it was never a good idea, because it was done in bad faith.

    Europe had been traumatized by 1500 years of perpetual war, so the idea of creating a unified Europe, without borders or boundaries, all operating under the same rules, with free movement and commerce, had great appeal.

    But what they did not consider was that nations existed not just as a social construct, but as a means to give those who lived withing their best alternatives to meet their goals and aspirations as a people.

    Putting this in real terms, “Old Europe” was based in a progression from Roman Law, Napoleonic Law, to the modern French Civil Code. It influences every aspect and nuance of their nations.

    Britain, however, has for a thousand years been the home of the evolution of Common Law. Again, every part of Britain is permeated with it, as are the expectations of its people.

    And the French Civil Code and Common Law are totally incompatible with each other. And since the EU adopted the Civil Code, it was guaranteed to grate on and oppress the British.

    But what about the bad faith part? Since ancient times, Europe has been the continent of kings, queens and princes. The nobility ruled over the peasantry. And eventually the nobility had to create a bureaucracy to do the actual ruling.

    The year 1848 was the death knell of this system. Inspired by the American and French revolutions, those European countries that already hadn’t had revolutions had them. And though there was later a counterrevolution by the nobility, their collective fates were sealed.

    Yet their descendants, and others, still long for the day when the nobility directed a bureaucracy to rule over the peasantry. And these were the people who created and evolved the EU. They didn’t want the old nobility, but themselves to be the new nobility.

    They despise democracy and republican-democracy, so have shifted more and more power away from it to the bureaucracy.

    It is no surprise that the EU is breaking up. The royals were repugnant then, and they are repugnant now.

  • Drudge Headline: U.S. life expectancy in decline for first time in decades Heart disease [tr]

    12/08/2016 4:15:57 AM PST · 11 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to C19fan

    I suspect the real glitch up in the stats is from opiate overdose, which is skyrocketing.

    There is a clear progression of prescription opiate addiction leading to a cutoff in their drug supply, and black market pills are far more expensive than most can afford. So they turn to heroin, at a quarter of the price and readily available.

    But now there is an evil and murderous twist, far worse than just heroin addiction. The synthetic opiates Fentanyl (100 times stronger than pure morphine) and Carfentanil (10,000 times stronger than pure morphine), are being added to heroin to boost its strength.

    And both synthetics are far cheaper to make than heroin, and much easier to smuggle. And a lethal dose of Carfentanil is measured in micrograms.

    It is impossible for an average person to tell if their heroin has been doped, so a single bad batch can kill hundreds of junkies.

    Self administered natural selection.

  • Valerie Jarrett: Trump Victory Was ‘Soul-Crushing,’ ‘Punch to the Stomach’

    12/08/2016 4:06:22 AM PST · 8 of 96
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TangoLimaSierra

    That shouldn’t be a problem for her, in that she sold her soul a long time ago.

  • Trump's Energy Revolution Can't Come Soon Enough

    12/07/2016 6:13:38 PM PST · 13 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to DannyTN

    And President Trump scored again, nominating Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA.

    Oh yass. Trump is giving conservatives what they want.

  • Pope Francis: Everything in Amoris Laetitia Was Supported by the Synod

    12/07/2016 10:00:46 AM PST · 11 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to marshmallow

    Elect a Jesuit and you get a Jesuit.

  • Trump's Energy Revolution Can't Come Soon Enough

    12/06/2016 7:18:59 AM PST · 11 of 14
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to IBD editorial writer
    Trump's energy campaign should focus on several key elements: Coal: a complete technological upgrade sponsored by the government in mining, transportation, and energy production with coal. A major flaw with coal before this was that it was using very old and dirty technology. As poor for its pollution as it was for its low efficiency. Huge room for improvement. Nuclear: also right at the cusp of improvement, seen with six different classes of new technology reactors that need R&D to get in operation. Called Generation IV reactors, at their current advancement they are expected from 2030-2040. But that timetable can be seriously accelerated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_IV_reactor Importantly, having smaller and less polluting reactors as part of the energy grid needs to be a major part of the grid upgrade that is also sorely needed. Even if one metro area gets a blackout, it should not cause a cascade that afflicts an entire region. Natural gas: There are ridiculously enormous reserves of natural gas in and around the Gulf of Mexico. These need to be exploited at a hundred times more than they are now.\ Current US NG pipeline infrastructure:
  • The Problem Isn't the Alt-Right – It's the Alt-Reality

    12/06/2016 6:53:07 AM PST · 11 of 17
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    As nonsensical as is Hillary’s “alt-right” label, it does create an excellent parody with a “ctrl-left” label for Democrats. Indeed, the parody is worse, because “alt” just implies “alternative”, but “ctrl” implies “control”.

    This means the original expression has to be explained to the suggestible, but the latter on speaks for itself.

  • 53 Organizations To Trump: Dump Flynn As National Security Adviser

    12/05/2016 7:32:04 PM PST · 24 of 83
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Steelfish

    This is becoming truly comic. The Democrats think they have some kind of veto over everyone that President Trump appoints. Not just to cabinet officers and others who must be confirmed by the senate, but everyone.

    But their squeals are so universal that they are collectively looking like fools. They anguish over the colors of necktie he wears. They rend their clothing and cover their heads with ashes when decides to eat lunch not at a time of their choosing. They scream “racist” at him for choosing an “uncle Tom”, which they call any appointee who happens to be black.

    The Democrats are becoming the definition of “sore losers”, with emphasis on both the “sore” and the “losers”.

  • Torture Can Be Useful, Nearly Half of Americans in Poll Say

    12/05/2016 12:32:56 PM PST · 27 of 42
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MaxistheBest

    The very concept of torture is outdated, and reflective of a lack of creativity, and usually low morale.

    The US first used something like waterboarding in the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902). By World War II, both the US and Germans were familiar with sodium pentathol, aka “truth syrum”. By the 1960’s-’70’s, both Cold War powers were developing potent pharmaceutical drugs at a tremendous clip. This development continues today.

    We have drugs that administered just once are as addictive as is heroin, alcohol and tobacco combined.

    Another drug makes a person utterly terrified of almost any stimulus.

    We have “endorphine blockers” that can negate the bodies natural painkillers, making any sensation agonizing, far worse than heroin withdrawal.

    Psychoactive drugs almost beyond description.

    So with such a pharmacology available, why “torture”?

  • Recounts shows Trump’s lead increasing in Wisconsin

    12/05/2016 9:34:01 AM PST · 20 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to TexasGator

    I suspect that “Sean_Anthony” is a bot. If you look at the activity “in forum”, there are endless new posts, and zero follow ups.

  • CNN’s Van Jones: Muslims turn to jihad “when people say stuff like Trump.(tr)

    12/04/2016 9:37:38 AM PST · 31 of 80
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to heterosupremacist

    And every time Van Jones opens his mouth, an insane person wants to become the next communist Pol Pot. And Van Jones would be thrilled if he knew.

  • What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

    12/04/2016 5:12:10 AM PST · 81 of 99
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to HiTech RedNeck

    I think the intention of a conservative SCOTUS will be to make effectively ending Roe v. Wade a “sour” decision, to take away any celebration or conversely, to not “rub the noses of the ‘pro-choice’ people ‘in it’.”

    And this is how it has been going for years at the state level, with states gradually pushing back against abortion, limiting more and more in the face of push back from the pro abortion side.

    This is how wars often end, not with a sudden cease fire but with a gradual tapering down of hostilities as the word gets out that it is over. That, to the SCOTUS, would be the ideal.

  • What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

    12/03/2016 7:29:28 PM PST · 37 of 99
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ReformationFan

    Roe v. Wade will not be overturned, as such. But that will not mean it won’t be effectively over.

    What the pro-life movement needs to accept is that the most likely solution will end almost all abortions, but will *not* be a “complete win”, intentionally made to prevent any celebration of victory by pro-life people.

    It was described to me as “winning a million dollars in a lottery, but being paid in a giant pile of loose pennies that you must shovel into your own containers. By the time you have your million, you no longer want to celebrate.”

    How this is done is up to the lawyers and justices.

  • NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY

    12/03/2016 2:45:46 PM PST · 14 of 18
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to heterosupremacist

    Rhubarb is just celery with high blood pressure.

  • General Mills Joins $4 Million Pollinator Initiative

    12/03/2016 6:56:17 AM PST · 22 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    This is not just a waste of money, it is counterproductive.

    When Colony Collapse Disorder first made waves, beekeepers acted wisely, by expanding their number of hives, and coordinating with each other to both locate and avoid wild hives of bees, and to isolate their hives from other beekeepers hives.

    So there are now far more bees than before the problem began.

    Since many beekeepers transport their hives to where they can efficiently pollinate crops when they come into bloom, they create virtual exclusion zones to other beekeepers. Both wild and domestic bees have a pretty strict limit on how far they will stray from their hive, this is not hard to do.

    And because flowering crops in need of pollination come into bloom at different times, beekeepers share the prospective pollination business by not monopolizing it.

  • Alabama Death Row Inmate Ronald Bert Smith Asks US Supreme Court to Stop Execution

    12/03/2016 6:47:32 AM PST · 18 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    I used to strongly support the death penalty, at the state level, since it just won’t be carried out at the federal level. But it has become so eroded in most states that it is just a joke.

    The only people who ever face it are multiple killers who are particularly gruesome in their means. Ironic in that they should be first in line for quick execution. But so many judges and politicians are adamantly opposed to it that it is almost a lost cause.

    However, there is a remedy.

    Right now, last year, various governments around the US executed a mere 28 savage killers. But ordinary citizens, not under the foolish constraints of government, are legally armed and dispatching huge numbers of villains.

    Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as police do every year (1,527 to 606). 2,133 total.

    This really takes a bite out of crime.

    The FBI regularly interviews armed criminals in prison, and has found that many commit a dozen or more crimes, and a significant number commit 50 or more crimes in just a small number of years.

    So when an armed criminal is killed, it erases all the future crimes they would have committed. And this just slashes the armed crime statistics.

    And more, to put violent criminals in prison may cost from half a million to a million dollars a decade. Each decade.

    Add up the numbers. At the low end, $1,066,500,000.

    At the high end, $2,133,000,000.

    And this doesn’t include the substantial costs to people and society from their potential future criminal acts.

    So the bottom line is that an armed citizenry is policing society far better than government is willing to do.

  • Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say

    12/03/2016 6:28:04 AM PST · 41 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Impala64ssa

    I’m surprised that they did not hit him with an “elder abuse” offense. Those laws can have very stiff penalties.

  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/03/2016 6:23:09 AM PST · 49 of 52
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ButThreeLeftsDo
  • Poland Takes Its Military Might Seriously

    12/03/2016 5:37:45 AM PST · 14 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to MtnClimber

    I read a description of Poland as “the other Germany”, in that with the exception of really bad luck, they could have been an industrial powerhouse, near equal to Germany in power in Europe.

  • Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Dies at 98

    12/03/2016 5:34:25 AM PST · 20 of 26
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    “slightly spicy”.

    “Uh, honey? That dish has four red peppers next to it on the menu.”

    “Oh, that is just a rating, like four stars. It just means they are really proud of it.”

  • The history of America from the Liberal perspective.

    12/03/2016 4:50:38 AM PST · 12 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to moneyrunner
    Korrupteweltanschauung

    A Germanic portmanteau, of "Corrupt worldview".

  • China's Global Warming Hoax Exposed

    12/02/2016 6:37:51 AM PST · 9 of 20
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to IBD editorial writer

    One important detail. And it is very important.

    If the US increased its CO2 production, even radically, it would still have strict controls over other gases, that most definitely are poisonous.

    China does not do this.

    Already for months at a time, the air in Beijing is unbreathable, far worse than American smog in the 1960s, and more like the toxic fogs produced in December in London in 1952, killing 4,000 immediately, with a delayed death rate of 12,000 that lasted until the next summer.

    So yeah, China is about to kill a lot more of its people.

  • GOP Plans Transition Period to Wean US Off Obamacare

    12/02/2016 6:25:27 AM PST · 33 of 98
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    Perhaps the most important reform is to make it easy for physicians and nurses to set up private practices, alone or in a small group.

    Coming about in January, there is going to be one last major poison pill inserted by Obama, which is to take about 20% of the money that used to be paid to individual doctors and groups of under 20 doctors for medicare; and to give a 20% bonus to large providers, like HMOs.

    This will be the final straw for many of these smaller groups who are barely getting by right now. “Robbing Peter to pay Paul”.

    Hopefully as soon as he gets into office President Trump will cancel this monstrosity. He has already forced a legion of physicians out of medicine, a huge problem for all.

    A great way to fix this is in two ways.

    First of all, individual and small groups of physicians who accept medicare, medicaid and insurance, need to be treated fairly, though there really is no future in these payments.

    Second, physicians need to be encouraged to open practices that DO NOT take *either* medicare and medicaid, or insurance, for routine medical care. Strictly cash. Physicians who have moved to this model have drastically reduced their expenses, enough to charge only HALF was doctors taking government money and insurance must charge.

    The effect of doing this will not only mean substantially lower costs for medical care for all; as dramatic as when urgent care took over much the burden from hospital emergency rooms.

    Serious privatization, as far away from government as possible.

    Also, as an added note: kill the malevolent HIPAA and HITECH acts. The are expensive scams that break the doctor patient privilege and give open access to medical records to at least 37 scurrilous government agencies, any time they want.

  • Mitch McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, just picked by Trump to be Transportation Secretary!!

    11/29/2016 3:42:20 PM PST · 57 of 67
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to EinNYC

    This just screams “deal”. So I wonder what McConnell will do to pay the debt? Whatever it is, it is big. I am thinking either Obamacare or a SCOTUS nomination.

    The odd reality that Washington DC is based on a credit/debit system between politicians. It is not inherently corrupt.

    For example, say a congressman really wants a bill passed that would be of huge benefit to his district but is otherwise uninteresting to other congressmen. So he offers to vote for “equivalent-value” bills for other congressmen in exchange for their vote.

    These IOUs can add up for really big bills, with congressmen clearing many debts all at once.

    However, the flip side is when somebody votes against your bill, for whatever reason. You owe them a “get even” vote against one of their pet bills.

    Above all of this are party leadership votes, usually carried out by the party “whip”, whose job it is to use both promises and threats to ‘whip’ that party’s congressmen to vote for a leadership offered bill.

    Every now and then there is a revolt against the leadership, the last one being against John Boehner as speaker, when he pushed conservatives too far, too often.

  • NYT Helene Cooper: Criticism Of Obama Statement On Castro Reveals An "American-Centric" View Of Cuba

    11/28/2016 10:45:54 AM PST · 16 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to i88schwartz

    Liberals love to belittle foreign peoples by saying that they are happier living the way they do, and things like freedom and liberty just confuse them and make them uncomfortable.

    Just like they used to belittle slaves, that freedom would just confuse them, and left to their own devices they would starve.

  • Donald Trump’s glorious victory gave Fidel Castro a great big heart attack [secret story]

    11/27/2016 10:15:21 AM PST · 38 of 63
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

    I figure either the Pope or Obama were able to smuggle in an assassin.

  • Electoral voters 'deluged' with death threats in multiple states

    11/27/2016 10:13:59 AM PST · 17 of 29
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

    I wouldn’t use a death penalty, but instead smack them with massive fines. Right now, conveying a threat over an electronic medium can be either a misdemeanor or felony, with fines from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • Bernardo Álvarez, Hugo Chávez’s Envoy in Washington, Dies at 60

    11/26/2016 9:27:57 AM PST · 16 of 33
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to detective

    We need an analogy.

    “Another leftist drops dead like the ___________ __________ of _____________ he was.”

  • Jimmy Carter remembers Fidel Castro ‘fondly’

    11/26/2016 9:25:54 AM PST · 40 of 79
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON

    Someone recently remarked that Jimmy Carter’s brother Billy would probably have made a better POTUS than Jeb Bush.

  • Why the Next House Minority Leader Will Be a Pro-abortion Catholic

    11/26/2016 5:46:09 AM PST · 16 of 25
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to BlessedBeGod

    The Democrats have made it clear that in rejecting God, three times, they now embrace the seven deadly sins as *sacraments*.

    So when you look at such people, know that above all they honor death and oblivion. But then question of them in particular, what is their favorite deadly sin, the one that most defines them, though most partake of several.

    Pride (Vanity, the greatest of sins, the sin of Lucifer)

    Lust (and Perversion)

    Gluttony (Gorging yourself while those around you starve)

    Sloth (Compelling or coercing others to do your work)

    Greed (Grasping at wealth while impoverishing others)

    Wrath (Hatred of other different from yourself)

    Envy (To destroy and defile that which others cherish)

  • Russian Navy to decide on prototype Koalitsiya-F 152mm naval howitzer system production

    11/26/2016 5:24:24 AM PST · 5 of 11
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to sukhoi-30mki

    An old argument in the USN was the that ship guns should be eliminated as outdated, compared to modern technology rockets, missiles, and aircraft. So the last active battleships were stricken in 2006.

    However, while one of the arguments for modern weapons is that they minimize collateral damage, this is only true if you care about collateral damage. If you want to level destruction that your enemy will talk about for generations, nothing quite speaks like 16 inch naval guns.

    No nation attacked by one of our battleships has ever forgotten it. I saw a great video of a 16 inch round hitting the side of a mountain with four widely spaced artillery guns on it. It picked up that side of that mountain and shook it, knocking out all four positions.

    While a 152mm (about 6 inch) gun is no small potatoes, if the Russians plan on engaging in “gunboat diplomacy” in smaller conflicts like Syria, after trying this out I would not be surprised if they build a ship that would be a modern version of a battleship.

  • Islam's Celestial Women: Muslim Men Die for Them, Muslim Women Envy Them

    11/26/2016 5:00:19 AM PST · 14 of 49
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to RoosterRedux

    This ignores the basic economic reality of “marginal value”.

    Think of it in terms of pork chop sandwiches. You are offered 72 pork chop sandwiches to eat for lunch, as reward for shoveling out the contents of a cesspit. Seeing you slacking off after a few hours of shoveling, they offer to sweeten the deal with four more porkchop sandwiches, if you pick up the pace and get that cesspit emptied.

    You are hungry, so look forward to the first four sandwiches, but after that you realize it will get harder and harder to eat the other 68. But you manage to slowly pack them away during lunch, after which you are bloated.

    So what is the value to you of a bonus of four more pork chop sandwiches?

  • Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90

    11/26/2016 4:43:33 AM PST · 221 of 325
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Jim Robinson
  • For Democrats, the Road Back

    11/25/2016 6:43:10 AM PST · 10 of 21
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to randita

    I doubt he meant the analogy, but it would seem fitting.

    Erich Maria Remarque, author of “All Quiet On The Western Front”, two years later published a sequel, “The Road Back” (Der Weg zurück). It was about the same group of soldiers in chaotic Germany after the war, as the German economy crumbled.

    The climactic scene in the book is a depiction of a protest parade of horribly wounded war veterans demanding their pensions lest they starve. They marched in blocs specific to their injuries, each more horrifying than the last, many because of the poison gases used as weapons.

    If this is what Krauthammer meant, the Democrats are in a sorry state indeed.

  • Bookends to a Disastrous Presidency

    11/25/2016 6:08:14 AM PST · 20 of 24
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Kaslin

    I’d like to think of Obama as somewhat like a Special Olympian, getting a “participation” award, even though he came in last.

  • Starbucks Will Have Nativity Cups This Christmas

    11/25/2016 6:01:15 AM PST · 44 of 91
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    I read the headline as “Nativity Cops”.

    And that reminded me that religious people should mentally and physically prepare themselves for a very bitter holiday season directed at them by people who are anti-religious and want *revenge* for the election.

    I suspect a lot of vandalism will be just the tip of the iceberg. Obama and crew spent eight years marshaling their hate and anger at the pious in any way he could.

    There will likely be church burglary and arson, gunmen who want to open fire on crowded congregations, those who want to steal and defile the Host and the wine, those who want riotous protests disrupting masses, etc.

    To protect and defend against many of these things will take some effort, but for a limited time, thankfully.

    While cameras can record such crimes, they are fairly useless because such villains will wear hoodies and masks, so the best bet is to use a night watch, as simple as someone sleeping on a cot; and have someone to watch both the parking lot and entrance during gatherings.

    And yes, with permission, they should be armed.

  • Republicans Divided Between Romney and Giuliani for Secretary of State

    11/24/2016 7:40:35 PM PST · 11 of 85
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Innovative

    From inside the Trump campaign they let slip that they have been just deluged with opinions about Romney, and that the overwhelming majority think he is an unfaithful loser.

  • WashPost: Michelle Obama’s Departure Ends ‘Singular Era for American Fashion’

    11/24/2016 4:02:39 PM PST · 98 of 134
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Cecily

    The one I posted had been shopped quite well. Sort of subtle. Check out her body proportions.

  • 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' returns with new blood for the Turkey Day marathon

    11/24/2016 3:38:27 PM PST · 12 of 15
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Morgana

    One of the very few shows to have its origins as a UHF show.

    While not all of its original run at KTMA in Minneapolis have been found (low quality), with three episodes missing, they have found the pilot for the show.

  • WashPost: Michelle Obama’s Departure Ends ‘Singular Era for American Fashion’

    11/24/2016 2:46:12 PM PST · 75 of 134
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to PROCON
  • 'We don't need the FCC': A Trump advisor's proposal to dissolve America's telecom watchdog

    11/24/2016 5:04:50 AM PST · 58 of 215
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to markomalley

    A better bet is to break up the corporate oligarchy that controls the vast majority of the media.

    Time Warner, Disney, Murdoch’s News Corporation, Bertelsmann of Germany and Viacom. That’s it. And just 15 billionaires own it all.

    This is why news about our elections were so corrupted, that and the fact that almost all the major pollsters are “Friends of Bill and Hillary Clinton”.

    So how do you break up the “big five”?

    People thought it was impossible to break up the giant oil trust Standard Oil. Its controversial history as one of the world’s first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that it was an illegal monopoly.

    It was based on The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890). It prohibits certain business activities that federal government regulators deem to be anti-competitive, and requires the federal government to investigate and pursue corporations that engage in them.

    However, things change, so Sherman is seldom invoked, but the problems it was designed to address have evolved beyond it, avoiding those conditions that force the government to act.

    So a new, anti-oligopoly act is needed. And while the MSM would be its primary targets, there are other industries that would also profit from having *their* oligopolies broken up.

  • Vietnam vet with no known family to be buried in Casper; His son died in Iraq

    11/24/2016 4:45:49 AM PST · 7 of 35
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to ARGLOCKGUY

    The best bet is to find out where he was stationed. His unit or ship likely has an associated veterans organization, and they typically send out notifications to members about deaths, which is a good final chance to reconnect.

  • US Civil War reading Recommendations?

    11/23/2016 6:38:55 PM PST · 64 of 643
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Loud Mime

    Starting before the war, read the proto-socialist George Fitzhugh’s book, “Cannibals All!, or Slaves Without Masters” (1857), not just a passionate defense of slavery, but the idea that 9 out of 10 people would be *happier* as slaves (though he assumed his readers were of the 1 in 10 elites.)

    And if you really want an education of the arguments leading up to the war, the Lincoln-Douglas debates (which have been very scrutinized, as the newspaper published accounts of the time were *creatively edited*) (filled with lies and partisan slant.)

  • FBI investigating suspected arson at pro-life ministry (ABQ NM)

    11/23/2016 3:24:42 PM PST · 8 of 16
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to CedarDave

    Pro-life and other conservative organizations and people are facing more than a month of rage attacks by liberals and leftists. So many conservatives now own guns, but if at all possible, they need to carry them as well for self defense.

    Cameras are much less useful than people think. If an attacker is wearing a hoodie and/or a mask, the odds of catching them are so small that cameras don’t even stop them from acting.

  • All Sanctuary City Mayors Are Violating Their Oath Of Office to Uphold the Law & Should Be Punished

    11/23/2016 3:14:31 PM PST · 5 of 19
    yefragetuwrabrumuy to Stayfree

    I think a different technique would be in order.

    An important rule of government, even local government, is that, more or less, people tend to get the government they want. So some collective punishment is in order, to convince these people of the error of their ways.

    It probably won’t be anything dramatic, until they get the bill in the mail. But that will likely change a lot of attitudes, as it did with Obamacare.

    Basically it means a cutoff of federal aid to these cities.

    Cities get a *lot* of money directly from the federal government.

    Take the sanctuary city of Tucson, AZ, for example. It gets a huge amount of money in government grants. Everything from Medicaid, student loans to its university, and almost too many other types of aid to count.

    Completely cutting them off would be too traumatic, all at once, but if you turn off just one, major source of federal money they would be in a very tight bind. If they wanted to continue with whatever it is, they would have to pay for it out of their own pocket.

    And, being Democrat controlled, they would immediately think of a whopping big tax increase. Who knows? Maybe the public would agree to that one. Then cut off another major funding source.

    Tighten the screws until the idea of ending their sanctuary city status become a really obvious way of stopping the pain.

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    While this may be the case, there are always regional and local shortage of particular things. So it is good when the organizations preparing a lot of meals broadcasts what its particular shortages are, so that benefactors know and can provide.

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    yefragetuwrabrumuy to nickcarraway

    Oddly enough, this is covered by one of the Seven Laws of Noah. The Hebrew Noahide Laws, that apply to all mankind.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Laws_of_Noah