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  • On Trade, Trump Is an Encyclopedia of Error (Enormous Barf Alert!!!)

    06/30/2016 8:53:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    Donald Trump is not a professor, but for years he will be yielding insights to every student of economics. His Tuesday address on trade did a masterful job of combining antiquated fallacies with misinformation and ignorance to create an encyclopedia of error. Instructors have never had so much free help constructing their lesson plans. The vision Trump conjures is one of alluring simplicity. He promises to achieve "economic independence" by abandoning globalization, instead using American workers to produce American goods. This change, he said, would "create massive numbers of jobs" and "make America wealthy again." It's a scam, skillfully pitched...
  • Catfish, the Other Cronyism Meat?

    06/30/2016 8:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Veronique de Rugy
    Cronyism is the ugly marriage between special interest groups and politicians, which results in an abuse of the government's power to grant special privileges to a few winners -- for example, unfairly preventing competition or doling out subsidies and bailouts at the expense of taxpayers. Though cronyism is always outrageous, the way cronies go about achieving their goals is sometimes oddly funny. Case in point: the government's changing the definition of catfish to classify the fish as -- wait for it -- meat, not seafood. As Patrick Mustain reports in Scientific American, Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., included an amendment in...
  • US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline

    06/30/2016 8:30:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    AP/MSN ^ | 6/30/2016 | Lolita C. Baldor
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to announce the new policy this week, nearly a year after announcing his intention to make the change. The move would end one of the last bans on service in the military. Several senior U.S. officials, however, said that while the chiefs of the military services largely...
  • De Blasio’s Social Media Director Quits: ‘For The Sake Of My Health And My Sanity’

    06/30/2016 8:27:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 6/29/2016 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former social media director has quit, citing that he’s leaving for the sake of his health and sanity shortly after joining the team.The de Blasio administration announced that Scott Kleinberg would joining City Hall as Director of Social Media and Digital Engagement in early May.Kleinberg posted to Facebook saying he’d be leaving the job and expressing a sentiment of disappointment.“Well, that was fast. I moved to NYC for a dream job and that’s not what I got. I tried to stick it out, but it was impossible. I don’t even know the word...
  • Do Fringe Green Activists Want to Ban Energy Sanity from Democrat Platform?

    06/30/2016 8:19:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    It would seem that fringe environmentalists want a total ban on sanity in 2016. The Democratic Party Platform was decidedly “green” and left-of center when it came to energy issues back in 2012, but at least it took a pragmatic “all-of-the-above” approach to developing America’s energy resources. Since then, oil and natural gas production helped lead the nation in creating jobs and greater energy security. If green groups funded by billionaire Tom Steyer’s largess have their way, that reasonable approach will disappear from the 2016 Democratic Party platform. At platform committee meetings, fringe elements’ strident demands, including a plank calling...
  • US Anti-Gun Senator Jamilah Nasheed arrested with a loaded gun, extra clips, and drunk in Ferguson

    06/30/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    endingthefed.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | unknown
    Guess who got arrested Monday night after she refused to get up off the ground out in the middle of the road in front of the Ferguson Police Department? And not only arrested, but arrested while her breath reportedly reeked of alcohol and she just so happened to be carrying a fully loaded 9mm with extra ammo? Why none other than Anti-gun Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), who has herself sponsored multiple gun control bills. “It was a symbolic arrest – sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and...
  • California Bill Would Ultimately Erase Religious Schools

    06/30/2016 8:05:28 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 21, 2016 | Holly Scheer
    People used to expect that attending something sponsored by religious organization required abiding by mores and behavior that religious body professes. There was a simple option for avoiding the ideas or practices of a belief system you don’t agree with: don’t frequent their space. This courteous expectation naturally applied to all religions and expressions of faith. California is now attempting to end this system of free association that allows people to define their local and religious cultures. California Senate Bill 1146 (SB 1146), which is slated for a vote Tuesday, seeks to limit the religious exemptions from federal Title IX...
  • Goths Vs.Greeks: Epic battle revealed in newfound text

    06/30/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by wildbill · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2016 | Owen Jarus
    Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered in the Austrian National Library. The text includes a battle fought at the pass of Thermopylae. Researchers used spectral imaging to enhance the fragments, making it possible to read them. The analysis suggests the fragments were copied in the 11th century A.D. and are from a text that was written in the third-century A.D. by an Athens writer named Dexippus.
  • Ardent Americanism

    06/30/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    ATLANTA -- The Fourth of July brings to mind American Flags, parades, fireworks, BBQ and, where I live, country music. If you are like me, the opening notes of the national anthem cause you to stand up, place your hand over your heart and look around for a United States flag. Tears well in your eyes, your chest swells and you are thankful to be an American. If the national anthem is followed by a rendition of Lee Greenwoods' "God Bless the USA," it can lead to swaying en masse, group hugs and tears streaming down your face. We declared...
  • Fear, loathing and firearms: sensory overload inside the NRA's Mall of Death

    06/30/2016 7:44:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    thegurardian.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Ben Fountain
    At the 145th National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits, you could see and purchase replica flintlock muskets like the kind Daniel Boone used, “wardrobe” handguns the size of a cellphone, a carriage-mounted 1883 Gatling gun, historic firearms from the Renaissance down through the latest Surge, bullet-splat jewelry, deep-concealment holsters, triple barrel shotguns, and camo everything – coolers, flasks, four-wheelers, deer blinds, infant-wear and sexy-time lingerie. Mingling with a crowd striking for its nearly uniform whiteness, I did lapse into a kind of fugue state from time to time, a retail trance brought on by sheer sensory overload, but with...
  • Run, Don’t Walk to the Nearest Brexit

    06/30/2016 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the people of Great Britain decided to leave the European Union it energized populist movements around the globe. Some Americans wonder if Brexit previews a Donald Trump presidency. The presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, is playing up the possibility. “Donald Trump might win—send money” is her new message. In fact, he might win. Anything is possible in American politics. He’s been able to connect with white, working class, secular voters who until now remained Democratic or stayed home. But the success of “Brexit” offers no guarantees. There are many differences between the United Kingdom and America. There’s also the...
  • Anti-Cop Race Activist DeRay McKesson Lands Job With Baltimore Schools Making $165,000 a Year

    06/30/2016 7:32:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Now Deray will work for the Baltimore School system. The Baltimore Sun reported: Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district’s office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises. It was the second and most high-profile cabinet appointment made by the new chief, who begins her tenure Friday. Santelises said Mckesson, who spent about two and a half years overseeing key reforms as a strategist and special assistant in the human...
  • Assemblies of God Pastor Sees Walkout after LGBT Rebuke

    06/30/2016 7:19:38 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    TruNews ^ | 06/29/2016 | TruNews
    After a series of messages over several weeks encouraging the listeners to respond to the ‘fire of God’, Pastor Bates waded into the controversy over homosexuality, highlighting it’s sin as compared to Scripture: “I was literally shocked, personally, when I began to see people get up, move out, walk out the door kinda shaking their heads. “ Bates says that the people who were most likely to walk out on a message on the Biblical stance of homosexuality are those people with relationship connections with those in the LGBT community. Be it a son, daughter or parent, many going to...
  • 3 SF supervisors move to put tech tax on November ballot

    06/30/2016 7:09:50 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2016 | Emily Green
    Highly paid tech workers are often blamed for the city’s housing crisis. Now, three supervisors want to levy a tax on technology companies in an effort to make them pay for the city’s two biggest woes: the high cost of housing and homelessness.
  • The Embrace of Socialism -- Despite Its Track Record

    06/30/2016 6:53:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30 | Larry Elder
    One of life's enduring mysteries is why the left -- against overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- insists on more taxation, more government spending and more government control over the private sector. Europe's socialism has, over the last several decades, generated few private sector jobs and lags in growth when compared to the United States with its comparatively lighter hand of government. What does it take to show that, good intentions aside, government bureaucrats cannot spend money as efficiently and as effectively as the people who produce the money? The most recent example is Venezuela. Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor now...
  • Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests On Orlando Attack

    06/30/2016 6:48:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known, the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case. Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public — first an edited version, than an unedited one. In response to a lawsuit by local media seeking the release of the...
  • California next up to legalize recreational marijuana?

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Twenty years ago, California became the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana use — and it took a referendum to pass the law. Since then, California has fallen behind the curve a bit, as other Western states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have legalized recreational use as well. Given California’s somewhat lax requirements for medicinal referrals, taking that final step might be more formal than substantive — but voters will get the chance to take it in November nonetheless, and they will have a Facebook executive to thank for it:
  • Ontario introducing gender-neutral driver's licences, health cards ['Able to select X']

    06/30/2016 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    Ontario is introducing gender-neutral driver's licences and health cards. Beginning in early 2017, drivers will be able to select X, instead of an M for male or F for female for their licences. And this month, the province started issuing health cards that no longer display information about a person's sex on the front of the card. People who want a new health card without the sex identifier before their regular renewal date can obtain one immediately through ServiceOntario at no cost. The Liberal government says it is making these changes "to ensure the fair, ethical and equitable treatment of...
  • Massive brawl erupts inside Mexican restaurant in Dallas over chips and salsa (video)

    06/30/2016 5:06:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/20/2016 | Staff
    A massive brawl erupted inside a Mexican restaurant in Dallas over the weekend and video of the melee has gone viral.According to Eater.com, the brawl was sparked over a dispute about chips and salsa at Dallas’ El Paisano Mexican Restaurant.A video of the fight was posted on Facebook by Isael Rojas, of Dallas. In the video, you can see fists and chairs flying in the restaurant as the chaos ensued. The video has more than 1.5 million views.Rojas told Eater the fight started a basket of $5 tortilla chips and a choice of salsa – red or green.No arrests were...
  • Martin Luther King’s ‘Dream’ Is Being Murdered While Progressives Cheer

    06/30/2016 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Martin Luther King Jr.’s “dream” is dying. It’s not dying of old age or fading away because we’ve moved past it. It’s being choked to death slowly with plans to dump it in the bay. The Klan would love to claim responsibility, but it can’t. It is self-declared “social justice warriors” who are tightening their grip. The level of stupidity of the American progressive left knows no bounds. The sloppiest drunks will hit bottom and pick themselves up, but social justice warriors defy physics by continually sinking lower. On Sunday, Black Entertainment Television held its annual awards show, during which...
  • most-heavily-armed-states-in-america

    06/30/2016 4:41:51 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 43 replies
    cbsnews.com/ ^ | 6/30/2016 | CBS Evening News
    As America reels from yet another mass shooting, inevitable questions resurface about guns laws and the nation's pervasive firearm culture. Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census... ...it does not include categories like pistols, which make up a large percentage of the guns in the U.S.
  • Did Obama White House bully anti-Muslim preacher?

    06/30/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There was a troubling item tucked deep inside the House Republican’s Benghazi report on Tuesday. It involves Terry Jones -- the Florida preacher who has an affinity for burning the Koran. According to the report -- the White House directed Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to call Preacher Jones. There were also discussions that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton might “issue another statement to distance the United States from the Pastor Jones video.” It was one of several action items involving the Obama administration’s efforts to blame the attack on a...
  • Dr. Frankenstein Elites Created Populist Monsters

    06/30/2016 4:30:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Following the Brexit, Europe may witness even more plebiscites against the undemocratic European Union throughout the continent. The furor of ignored Europeans against their union is not just directed against rich and powerful government elites per se, or against the flood of mostly young male migrants from the war-torn Middle East. The rage also arises from the hypocrisy of a governing elite that never seems to be subject to the ramifications of its own top-down policies. The bureaucratic class that runs Europe from Brussels and Strasbourg too often lectures European voters on climate change, immigration, politically correct attitudes about diversity,...
  • The Wal-Mart Rule

    06/30/2016 4:17:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mike Adams
    As a conservative criminologist, I get a lot of questions about gun ownership. People often ask me how to go about building a good firearm collection just in case things start to go south quickly. I usually respond by telling them to follow the Wal-Mart rule. It is probably the best way to make sure you are prepared when the republic finally disintegrates into utter lawlessness. The Wal-Mart rule involves three basic steps.The first step is accomplished by taking a trip to Wal-Mart to find out what kinds of ammunition they normally stock. I went to the local Wal-Mart in...
  • You Voters Have Let Us Down Again. Stupid Democracy! (Satire)

    06/30/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I don’t understand it! We super smart folks responsible for making the modern world a wonderland of peace, love, and flowers have told regular people, again and again:  “You’re stupid and you’re racist and you need to sit silently and do what we, your superiors in every way, command.” Yet they totally haven’t listened.What the hell is wrong with these people? You just can’t reason with these slack-jawed, Jesus-loving morons in the rational, dispassionate way people like us prefer! They are impervious to logical, evidence-based arguments regarding their utter unfitness to determine the course of their own lives and to...
  • Stonewalling Muslim Homophobia

    06/30/2016 3:51:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    At the recent New York City LGBT Pride parade, marchers carried a rainbow flag imprinted with black letters, “Republican Hate Kills!” That same day, Islamist Turkey dispersed an attempt at a gay pride parade in Istanbul with tear gas and rubber bullets. Turkish cops in gas masks wearing black converged on a few hundred protesters, seized their rainbow flags and detained a number of prominent figures.
  • Here’s Why Clinton Will Lose the Election to Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 12:43:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 11 MAY 2016 | Liz Peek
    Here’s how Hillary Clinton plans to beat Donald Trump: She will replay the very successful 1964 campaign against Barry Goldwater. That is, she will scare the bejeezus out of Americans by describing Trump as a “loose cannon,” someone who cannot be trusted with America’s nuclear arsenal. At the same time, she will convince Republicans, alarmed at the prospect of a Goldwater-scale defeat, that backing her is the sensible choice. Her surrogates in the media are already spreading this narrative, which may prove as empty as Clinton’s record as secretary of state. Goldwater was the conservative presidential candidate who went down...
  • Hillary Clinton Will Win by a Landslide Against Donald Trump

    06/30/2016 12:37:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 43 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/07/16 8:00am | Brent Budowsky
    I try to minimize election predictions—especially long before the voting on election day—but I consider this prediction one of the easiest I have ever made. Hillary Clinton will win by a landslide against Donald Trump. I expect her to win 46 states, and if I am wrong, it is equally likely she will win more than 46 states in November, rather than less. FBI Director James Comey will announce that he is not recommending a criminal prosecution in the Clinton email case, which will give her a tremendous boost. To understand the full magnitude of Clinton’s coming victory consider the...
  • Remembering the Jimmy Carter vrs. Ronald Reagan election in 1980.

    06/29/2016 11:13:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Self | 30 june 2016 | Vannrox
    I was curious as to all the polls that show a tight race between Trump and Hillary Clinton. To this end, I googled the Reagan-Carter election. Especially pertaining to the June 1980 polling data. It seems that at that time, the election was also "close" with Jimmy Carter expected to have another four year term. From Wikipedia; "Weeks before the election, Reagan trailed Carter in most polls. In the Gallup poll on October 26, Jimmy Carter was at 47 percent and Ronald Reagan at 39 percent. Following his sole debate with President Carter on October 28, Reagan overcame the largest...
  • Alvin Toffler, 'Future Shock' Author Who Predicted Disconnection of Modern World, Dies at 87

    06/29/2016 10:45:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | JUN 29 2016 | Alex Johnson
    Alvin Toffler, the far-seeing futurist who predicted humanity's rising anxiety with digital and technological progress in his hugely influential 1970 book "Future Shock," has died at the age of 87, his consulting company confirmed Wednesday. Toffler — who is also credited with having coined the term "information overload" to describe people's struggle to keep up with exponentially expanding data — died Monday night at his home in Los Angeles, Toffler Associates said in a statement it released at the request of Toffler's widow, Heidi Toffler. No cause of death was given. Alvin Toffler during a talk at the Astrobiology Roadmap...
  • Poll: Women against registering for draft

    06/29/2016 9:14:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 29, 2016 | Stephanie Akin
    With Congress lined up for a battle over whether women should be required to register for the draft, there’s one group that is solidly against the idea, a new poll suggests: women themselves. Women are much less likely than men to say women should be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, according to a poll conducted earlier this month by The Economist/YouGov. Thirty-nine percent of women supported registration for women, compared to 61 percent of men.
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Mosque where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen attended receiving threats,..

    06/29/2016 8:39:28 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 6/29/16 | Kate Jacobson
    ..targeted by group of motorcyclists, Islamic group says The Fort Pierce-area mosque once attended by Orlando shooter Omar Mateen is receiving threats and members are being intimidated, according to an Islamic group representing the mosque. Since Mateen killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub June 12, the mosque has received threatening voice messages and was visited by a motorcycle group Sunday that circled the building yelling at congregants, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "They called it a 'patriotic rally,'" said Wilfredo Ruiz, communications director for the council's Florida chapter. The messages left at the Fort Pierce Islamic Center...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Slush funds to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night ... (tr)

    06/29/2016 8:25:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    The Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters' with thousands of honest people who are victims after contributing their hard-earned money to what they believed would be used for philanthropic causes. In truth, the money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers in the Third World has mostly enriched the Clintons and their friends through scams spanning the globe, claims author Jerome Corsi in his book, Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit, which will be published in August. Driven...
  • Police: Gay YouTuber Faked Hate Crime Attack on Himself

    06/29/2016 7:38:51 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/29/2016 | Charlie Nash
    Popular homosexual YouTuber Calum McSwiggan reportedly faked an alleged hate crime attack on himself in West Hollywood on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 7:17:10 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peter Hasson
    The tip that led originally TheRebel to investigate contained a Facebook post from a Fredericton parent saying that refugees as old as 22 “with full beards and better built than the hockey team” are enrolled in the school, where they try “hitting on the 14-15 year old girls of that year, but are being brushed off.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/report-adult-refugees-enrolled-in-canadian-high-school-harassing-young-girls/#ixzz4D1agz8Yq
  • Media firms lose control of news as tech platforms rise

    06/29/2016 6:50:12 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 13 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rob Lever
    Washington (AFP) - When allegations emerged that Facebook was skewing its trending news stories, many learned about it... on Facebook. That underscored the rapid shift in media -- not only is news moving from print to digital, but Facebook, Google and other tech platforms are increasingly becoming the main gateways for information. Technology and social media firms are increasingly playing a role in filtering and delivering news, often with automated feeds, algorithms and "bots" designed to determine the most relevant articles. That means the news industry is rapidly losing control of the news along with the revenue that goes with...
  • 6 states don't require background checks for nurses

    06/29/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Becker's Healthcare ^ | June 27, 2016 | Tamara Rosin
    Nurses with convictions for crimes of violence, sexual offenses and drug thefts are able to evade detection in six states, which have far fewer protections in place than most states when it comes to licensing healthcare workers ... While candidates for jobs such as massage therapists or private investigators are required to submit a fingerprint for checks against state and FBI conviction records, the nurse licensing systems in Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii rely on self-disclosure and complaints. The porous process allows nurses disqualified from obtaining licensure in other states to obtain a license in one of...
  • King Tut's Dagger Made of Extraterrestial Material

    06/29/2016 6:01:40 PM PDT · by wildbill · 24 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 6/07/2016 | Robin Ngo
    King Tut owned a dagger that was out of this world—literally. Researchers have recently published a study in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science that supports what has long been suspected: The ancient Egyptians were using meteoritic iron well before the spread of iron smelting technology. The recent study on King Tut’s dagger, led by researchers from Italy and Egypt, used X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry to analyze the composition of the iron blade. Iron meteorites mostly contain iron and nickel, and the results of the XRF analysis on King Tut’s dagger confirm that the blade is mostly composed of iron...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 30 June 2016

    06/29/2016 6:01:38 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ AIR AND SPACE OPERATIONS CENTER COMMANDER SPENDS DAY WITH AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESCUE SQUADRONS Air Force Col. Harlie Bodine, commander of the 611th Air and Space Operations Center, participates in an immersion flight with the 176th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard’s rescue squadrons on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 24, 2015. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. CLAM SHELL...
  • Scrambling Liberals Don't Know Who to Blame for the Istanbul Airport Attack

    06/29/2016 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, you realize this attack in Turkey at the Ataturk airport -- by the way, Ataturk is the guy Turkey was named after. He was a big, big, powerful, mean dude, something like Frank Ataturk. I don't know what his first name was. Anyway, do you know that the guy that runs Turkey now, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, although it's not pronounced that way. I've only heard Erdogan pronounced correctly once, and I don't remember how. The guy has practically implemented Sharia law throughout Turkey. This is the point. And if he hasn't completed it yet, that's the...
  • NJ Elementary School Calls Cops On Third-Grader For Saying 'Brownie'

    06/29/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 112 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In the English language, a certain type of baked chocolate dessert is known as a "brownie." This is very problematic, of course, because a lot of people have brown skin. If you say the word "brownie" out loud, you might hurt the feelings of a person with brown skin. And that's bad. That's why we have the police. On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed...
  • MSNBC Poll: Should people be allowed to carry guns in public?

    06/29/2016 3:34:33 PM PDT · by safetysign · 35 replies
    92% favor allowing carrying guns in public. http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/poll-do-you-think-people-should-be-allowed-carry-guns-public
  • 1,165 Arab citizens murdered since 2000

    06/29/2016 3:27:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/16 | Hezki Baruch
    The Knesset Interior Committee headed by MK Dudu Amsalem held a wide-ranging discussion about violence among the Arab population. "There have been 13 murders in a single place in Beit Jann. The police are powerless to prevent it or do find the guilty parties," according to Bayan Qabalan, Head of the Beit Jann Local Council. "13 murders with nobody held to account. This intolerable situation will ultimately turn on you. If nothing is done you will suffer as we do." Beit Jann is a Druze village in northern Israel. The discussion was held at the request of MKs Osama Saadi,...
  • Japan's top court has approved blanket surveillance of the country's Muslims

    06/29/2016 3:13:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    The Independent ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matt Payton
    Japan's Supreme Court has upheld the government's blanket surveillance of the country's Muslim community. The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of religion. A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide surveillance of Japanese Muslims. The files revealed that Muslim places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related organisations across the capital, Tokyo, were being monitored.
  • Democrats Select First Transgender Nominees in Colorado and Utah

    06/29/2016 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eric Garcia
    Democrats in Utah and Colorado will have their first transgender nominees in the general election. In Utah, Misty Snow, a resident of Salt Lake City, outpaced marriage counselor Jonathan Swinton by almost 19 points, earning the right to take on Republican Sen. Mike Lee in November. Snow said her platform is inspired by Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders. She supports a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and criminal justice reform. In a statement after her win, Snow remarked on the nature of the campaign. "While I’m not running on the basis of being a trans woman, my experiences as...
  • WaPo Responds to Me, Tells Us Why Apes Aren't Evolving Into Humans

    06/29/2016 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, you may not remember this. Well, you'll remember the thrust of this. Not long ago, a gorilla made friends with... How old was the boy that fell in, 10? (interruption) Oh, that's right, 2 or 3 years old. A little boy with his mom at the Cincinnati Zoo fell into the gorilla enclosure. img src=http://www.rushimg.com/cimages//media/images/facebook-wapo-evolution-gorilla-harambe-c/1512742-1-eng-GB/Facebook-wapo-evolution-gorilla-harambe-C.jpg> And Harambe -- the gorilla in residence, the head honcho for 17 years -- "made friends with the little boy", dragging him through the moat and basically protecting him. This is the story we got from the crowd. But...
  • Activist law professor calls for Mosby disbarment over prosecution in Freddie Gray case

    06/29/2016 1:46:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 33 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6-29-16 | Kevin Rector
    An activist law professor with a penchant for weighing in on high-profile legal cases has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the Freddie Gray case. John F. Banzhaf III, a public interest law professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, said he intended to mail a full complaint against Mosby to the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission on Wednesday. In the written complaint, obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Banzhaf calls Mosby a "runaway prosecutor" who has violated ethics rules governing the conduct of attorneys in...
  • You're Going to Be Hearing This Soon: Conservatives Make Gays Unhealthy

    06/29/2016 1:38:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From Yahoo News, try this headline: "Survey Finds Excess Health Problems in Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals -- Gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals reported more health problems than straight men and women, in a large US survey. For the first time since its launch in 1957, the National Health Interview Survey in 2013 and 2014 included a question about sexual orientation. With nearly 69,000 participants --" Are you kidding me? Sixty-nine. (laughing) I missed that when I originally read the story. "With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults 'were more likely to report...
  • There's a High Probability Nate Silver Is Wrong Again About Donald Trump

    06/29/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If I've had one person send it to me I've had five people send me this idea that Nate Silver is out predicting that Trump doesn't have a chance to win the presidency. Have you seen this, Snerdley? (interruption) Well, yeah. Let me tell you something: Nate Silver used to be a god in the New York Times, and he's not a pollster. He's a renowned pollster analyst. Meaning he found algorithms and software programs and bots and all kinds of things to analyze all the data in all the polls. And what he would do is...