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  • How FDR Systematically Destroyed Business Investment For 11 Years

    10/22/2019 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando
    TownHall.com ^ | October 21, 2019 | Jim Huntzinger
    Source: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle The great Austrian economist Murray Rothbard elucidated, “Before the massive government interventions of the 1930s, all recessions were short-lived.”[1] The deceptive narrative of collectivists about the “Roaring Twenties” and the New Deal goes like this: Capitalists and speculators went wild with greed in “The Roaring Twenties,” leading to a stock market crash and hard times. Banks closed, once prosperous workers sold apples on street-corners or became hobos in shanty-towns, while Republican President Herbert Hoover did nothing for the destitute and suffering nation. Then FDR arrived on the scene, inspiring new hope with his golden words...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    10/22/2019 7:21:29 AM PDT · by cowpoke
    YouTube ^ | 10/22/2019 | myself
    Today we feature Red Foley - Sing Me A Hillbilly Ballad (1936). THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/
  • 'We are either full and equal women, or not': Canadian transgender cyclist, 37, defends [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:59:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Emily Crane, and Isabella Nikolic
    A transgender cyclist who set a new world record and won her second world title on Saturday has defended herself after coming under fire from critics who say she shouldn't be allowed to compete. Rachel McKinnon, 37, won gold in the 35-39 age category sprint at the Masters Track World Championships in Manchester on Saturday. She started her sports career after transitioning in 2012 and has been criticised by pressure groups and top sportswomen. They say she has an 'unfair advantage' because her 6ft frame, inherited from when she was male, gives her more muscle mass.
  • World's royalty gathers for enthronement of Japan's new Emperor Naruhito in centuries-old [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:54:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Japanese Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his ascendancy to the throne on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries from more than 180 countries, pledging to fulfil his duty as a symbol of the state. Naruhito became emperor and his wife Masako became empress on May 1 in a brief ceremony, but Tuesday's 'Sokui no Rei' was a more elaborate ritual at the royal palace in which he officially announced his change in status to the world. 'I swear that I will act according to the constitution and fulfil my responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the...
  • The Church of Scientology has secretly spent $103 MM to buy the heart of Florida beach town [tr]

    10/22/2019 6:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 22, 2019 | Marlene Lenthang
    he Church of Scientology has firmly made Clearwater, Florida its home in the blink of an eye - shelling out $103million to sweep up 101 acres of the city's waterfront downtown area over the course of three years. The controversial church first landed in Clearwater in 1975 with one hotel property to its name, but the organization had elaborate plans to spread its reach across the entire downtown area. In just three years, starting with a frantic land grab in January 2017, Scientology doubled its footprint in the city. Following a fallout with the City Council, Scientologists started to buy...
  • SJWs As Bourgeois Bolshies

    10/22/2019 6:36:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    American Conservative ^ | October 22, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    I’m reading one of the best books I’ve ever seen, historian Yuri Slezkine’s The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution. It’s a massive — over 1,000 pages — history of the Bolshevik movement, focusing on the people who lived in a vast apartment building constructed across the Moskva River from the Kremlin, for party elites. In the 1930s, during the purges, it was the most dangerous address in the country. The secret police came for people there all the time. The book has given me a breakthrough in understanding why so many people who grew up under...
  • NASA's Lucy mission to study the Trojan asteroids clears critical milestone

    10/22/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    | Fox News ^ | 10/21/2019 | Christopher Carbone
    Lucy team members presented the completed mission design, showing that they have met all the technical challenges of the mission and were ready to start building the actual hardware. At Lockheed Martin in Colorado over the course of four days, an independent review board, comprised of reviewers from NASA and several external organizations, heard all about the mission design. The Trojan asteroids orbit the Sun at a distance of Jupiter. The mission is set to launch in October 2021; with boosts from Earth's gravity, the spacecraft is expected to complete a 12-year journey to seven different asteroids.
  • Former president Jimmy Carter, 95, is hospitalized after falling at his Georgia home just weeks..

    10/22/2019 5:23:50 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 38 replies
    DM ^ | 10/22/2019 | AP
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after breaking his pelvis during a fall at his home in Georgia just weeks after a similar accident left him with heavy facial bruising and 14 stitches. The 95-year-old suffered a 'minor pelvic fracture' on Monday following the incident at his home in Plains. Carter, who is the nation's oldest living president, was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for treatment. A statement from The Carter Center said the former President remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home.
  • Tulsi throws bucket of water, melts another political witch

    10/22/2019 5:00:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/19/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Could "Tulsi" maybe be Sanskrit for 'Dorothy'? Hawaiian presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is racking up quite a reputation for melting down the political scene's evil old hags. Following a creepy frontal attack from embittered former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, claiming that Republicans are "grooming" Gabbard to be a third-party candidate and Gabbard was a Russian agent all along, Tulsi fired back: Whoa. Truth hurts. And it's not her first time uttering it. Gabbard's blast at Hillary recalls the one she delivered to Sen. Kamala Harris at the second Democratic debate:(snip) Now Gabbard's taking on Hillary, stating the truth about...
  • Harper’s Weekly – October 22, 1859

    10/22/2019 4:41:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Harper's Weekly archives ^ | October 22, 1859
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  • Report: Florida State considering firing Willie Taggart, pursuing Urban Meyer

    10/22/2019 4:35:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | October 21, 2019 | Grag Papke
    The Florida State Seminoles expect to be among college football’s elite, and the fact that they’re not may cost Willie Taggart his job. According to Zach Barnett of Football Scoop, Florida State has begun discussing Taggart’s future with donors. If the Seminoles limp to the finish line, it is believed that the school could move on from Taggart instead of giving him more opportunity to turn things around, despite the fact that he has a $17 million buyout. If Florida State were to part ways with Taggart, they would reportedly make Urban Meyer their top target. Meyer coached Florida and...
  • Universities Breed Anger, Ignorance, and Ingratitude

    10/22/2019 4:26:50 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/22/2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What do widely diverse crises such declining demography, increasing indebtedness, Generation Z’s indifference to religion and patriotism, static rates of home ownership, and a national epidemic of ignorance about American history and traditions all have in common? In a word, 21st-century higher education. A pernicious cycle begins even before a student enrolls. A typical college-admission application is loaded with questions to the high-school applicant about gender, equality, and bias rather than about math, language, or science achievements. How have you suffered rather than what you know and wish to learn seems more important for admission. The therapeutic mindset preps the...
  • Today's Toons 10/22/19

    10/22/2019 3:30:23 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 7 replies
    The Politics Forums ^ | 10/22/19 | pookie18
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  • Democrats telling the Truth????

    10/22/2019 2:55:03 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    email | 10/22/2019 | unknown
    Orators of the Democrat Party – from the distant past: "One man with courage makes a majority." ~Andrew Jackson "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt "The buck stops here." ~Harry S. Truman "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." ~John F. Kennedy --- But wait ....There are more Great orators of the Democrat Party – MORE RECENT GEMS of wisdom: "It depends what your definition of 'is' is?'' ~William Jefferson Clinton "Those rumors are false. I believe in the sanctity of marriage" John...
  • 55 Ways to Starve the Beast

    10/22/2019 2:46:30 AM PDT · by gattaca · 18 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | October 19, 2019 | Daisy Luther
    A term coined in 1985 by an unnamed staffer of the Reagan administration was “Starve the Beast”. This referred to a fiscally conservative political strategy to cut government spending by paying less in taxes. So, in the original sense, “the Beast” was the government, and people were to starve said beast by spending less and using loopholes to pay less in taxes. Now the Beast is a whole lot bigger. These days the Beast has a lot more tentacles than just the government. The system now consists of the government and all aspects of corporatism. Big Agri, Big Pharma, Big...
  • Mathematicians Have Discovered an Entirely New Way to Multiply Large Numbers

    10/22/2019 2:00:33 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 10/17/19 | Peter Dockrill
    A pair of mathematicians from Australia and France have devised an alternative way to multiply numbers together, while solving an algorithmic puzzle that has perplexed some of the greatest math minds for almost half a century. For most of us, the way we multiply relatively small numbers is by remembering our times tables – an incredibly handy aid first pioneered by the Babylonians some 4,000 years ago. But what if the numbers get bigger? Well, if the figures get unwieldy – and assuming we don't have a calculator or computer, of course – most of us would then turn to...
  • Texas father blocked from stopping gender transition of son James, 7, to girl called Luna

    10/22/2019 12:19:44 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2019 | Ellie Bufkin
    A jury in Texas returned a verdict on Monday that will prevent a Texas dad from intervening in the gender transition of his 7-year-old son. Jeffrey Younger had petitioned a court in Texas to grant him sole custody of his twin sons, James and Jude, in part to avoid a plan to infuse James with female hormones. James, who would like to be called Luna, has been the center of controversy in the heated debate among his parents and others. Anne Georgulas, the mother of the two boys, has advocated for James to transition into Luna and has strongly backed...
  • Supreme Court tosses challenge to Republican-drawn Michigan electoral maps

    10/21/2019 11:17:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies
    reuters.com ^ | OCTOBER 21, 2019 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn electoral districts in Michigan that Democrats said were illegally configured to dilute their voting power, an action taken in the aftermath of major rulings by the justices in June prohibiting federal courts from hearing such claims. The Supreme Court’s action voided an order in April by a three-judge panel to rework 34 districts in the state legislature and U.S. House of Representatives whose boundaries were crafted purely to advantage Republicans, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering. The justices had put the panel’s decision on hold...
  • It Will Worsen

    10/21/2019 10:31:08 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 64 replies
    Brit's Twitter Account ^ | October 22, 2019 | Brit hume
    “We’ve never had an impeached president running for a second term. Might Trump step down to avoid putting the country through this ordeal? Knowing what we do about him, there’s no chance of that. The 2020 race will be a fight to the death.”
  • Push to disarm police officers gains steam in New York

    10/21/2019 8:50:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/2019
    Oct. 21, 2019 - 4:41 - A New York congressional candidate is arguing that taking guns away from law enforcement will make communities safer. A law enforcement panel reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'