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  • Why Rand Paul supporters should resist the #FeeltheBern calls

    02/07/2016 3:37:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    There’s a new push by Bernie Sanders supporters to try to lure Rand Paul supporters into the #FeeltheBern fold. Julie Borowski was the first to notice a meme circulating around the web, and put it up on her Facebook page. First off, it’s doubtful Borowski is even considering Sanders as a potential candidate because of her videos on economic freedom and past criticism of Sanders. But it’s not surprising at all to see Sanders supporters go after Paul ones based on the stances listed in the meme. After all, Paul supporters have targeted Sanders supporters over certain issues before turning...
  • Hillary, The Obamoid Agenda, And The USA’s Middle Class

    02/07/2016 3:30:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler
    The New Terrapin Gazette ^ | Feb 7, 2016 | LBB
    Unfortunately few observers have remarked on the obvious religious nature of the Warmers' critique; after all, the screed of their cult begins with human hubris and misdeeds, claims those sins produce utterly fantastic results, predicts catastrophe for generations yet unborn, and demands immediate reform and pietistic obedience to inerrant authority. The cult is Biblical in its self-assurance. Any belief system so constructed should bear a heavy burden of proof before it hijacks governmental power. Of course the dispute continues, but note, please, that it is now fueled by the (simple, but irrelevant) fact that industry produces many tons of carbon...
  • Lawsuits over spotted frog worry farmers

    02/07/2016 3:24:51 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies
    Bend Bulletin ^ | Feb. 7, 2016 | Joseph Ditzler
    The farm fields in Jefferson County are quiet this time of year, the irrigation ditches dry, the crops dormant and the tractors, combines and balers parked in barns until spring. Even so, farmers are busy calculating their costs for the spring planting season, and this year they're factoring in a little bit of fear.
  • Why Rubio claims 'Obama knows what he's doing'

    02/07/2016 3:01:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | February 7, 2016 | Michael Grunwald
    Gaffe or no gaffe, it makes a lot of sense when you think about it. What was Marco Rubio thinking Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire? Why would he repeat the same canned talking point four times, even after Chris Christie accused him of constantly repeating his canned talking points? And if he had to repeat a canned talking point during a Republican debate, why on earth would he choose one about how Barack Obama knows what he's doing? The knows-what-he's-doing debacle felt like Rubio's political Fredericksburg, a futile repetitive charge into overwhelming enemy fire. Christie's brutal mockery of Rubio's...
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....
  • Cruz: Drafting women is 'nuts'

    02/07/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by Isara · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/07/16 | Katie Glueck
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H.-Ted Cruz on Sunday said he opposes requiring women to register for a potential draft, breaking with Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, all of whom indicated support for opening up the Selective Service to women during Saturday night's debate. "I have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was, 'Are you guys nuts?'" Cruz said Sunday, speaking at a town hall here. "Listen, we have had enough with political correctness, especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous. And the idea that we would draft our daughters to forcibly bring them...
  • ..‘Abortion Exceptions:’ Donald Trump, Chris Christie Get Ronald Reagan’s Stance Wrong

    02/07/2016 2:05:20 PM PST · by Sun · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    ..While sparring on the issue, some are even misquoting the stance of President Ronald Reagan. Are they using the “exceptions” to appear less pro-life? (snip) “I am pro-life, but I believe that rape, incest and life of the mother, as Ronald Reagan did, should be exceptions to that rule,” Christie added. Similarly, Donald Trump commented last August on CNN’s New Day on Rubio’s pro-life position: I disagree with that. (snip) I absolutely am for the exceptions, and so was Ronald Reagan for the exceptions, by the way. There’s nothing wrong with that. You have to do it, in my opinion....
  • At least 3 killed in fight at complex; bats, sticks used (Marin City CA)

    02/07/2016 1:51:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 7, 2016 2:52 PM EST
    Authorities say at least three people were killed after a fight broke out among a group of people wielding sticks and bats at a large apartment complex in Marin City, north of San Francisco. Marin County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Doug Pittman tells the San Francisco Chronicle the fight broke out Sunday morning and that there may be more victims. ...
  • Hillary Clinton: Rubio's abortion attacks "pathetic"

    02/07/2016 1:46:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that Marco Rubio's attacks on her beliefs about abortion are "pathetic." Rubio, the Florida senator and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, said during Saturday night's GOP debate that Democrats are the "extremists" on abortion and that Clinton supports the procedure "even on the due date of that unborn child." "I think it's pretty pathetic," Clinton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "This is something that illustrates how Senator Rubio has just been going as far as he can to try to, I guess, buttress his credentials with certain parts of the Republican constituency....
  • Bernstein Finds White House 'Terrified' Clinton 'Blowing Up Own Campaign,' Invokes Nixon

    02/07/2016 1:26:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 6, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Saturday's CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow, CNN political commentator Carl Bernstein declared that, after spending time talking to the White House about Hillary Clinton's paid speeches to Goldman-Sachs, that they are "horrified" that Clinton is "blowing up her own campaign," and invoked President Richard Nixon's tapes as possibly comparable to the transcripts of her speeches. As he described apparent panic at the White House, Bernstein used words and phrases like "terrified," "dumbfounded," "tied up in knots," and "beside themselves" to describe reaction to Clinton's "unfathomable" behavior that "has endangered President Obama's legacy." Bernstein: Obama White...
  • INSIDE LOOK AT THE 'HOMETOWN' GOP CANDIDATE TED CRUZ

    02/07/2016 1:20:52 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 06, 2016 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) -- Long before he was the Senator from Texas or Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, he was a hometown boy carving a path in life. Those who were there for the journey spoke to Eyewitness News. Much has been made about Cruz having been born in Canada. Four years later, he and his family moved to Houston and like many young boys, Ted Cruz could be mischievous and playful. At Clay Road Baptist Church, his first church home in Houston, he was sometimes a prankster. "He would get down and rummage around underneath the seats. In fact...
  • The TRUE Super Sunday! The Lord's Day!

    02/07/2016 12:33:18 PM PST · by kindred · 23 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | DJP I.F.
    This Super Sunday in America millions will be missing out on the TRUE Super Sunday that transcends time and ETERNITY! The original "Super Sunday", the day that the Savior of the world defeated Death and Hades (Sheol) and rose again from the grave ( Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23, Rev. 1:18) is now the day of the week that His redeemed gather together to hear Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS Word. It is a day set apart by the Father for His saints to enter into His HOLY presence in a very...
  • NBC's Jackson, Tur Try, Fail to Get Trump to Say Rubio Hurt in ABC Debate

    02/07/2016 12:25:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2016 | Ken Shepherd
    Catching up with Donald Trump in the "spin room" after Saturday's GOP debate, NBC's Hallie Jackson attempted to get Donald Trump to say who he thought "lost" the GOP debate, hoping, perhaps, to get the New Hampshire frontrunner to attack Sen. Marco Rubio. For his part, Trump refused to take the bait. "Who do you think, of your rivals, underperformed tonight, Mr. Trump," Jackson asked. "Well, I know who they're all saying underperformed on the Internet, and I know the, your coworkers are all saying... but I don't want to say," Trump replied. "Besides you, who won the debate tonight,"...
  • Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Thank you for everything, America!

    02/07/2016 11:58:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2016 | Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
    22 years ago I arrived in the US with nothing but dreams. Today, I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial. Thank you for everything, America! Thank YOU for being there with me. #SB50 #onlyinamerica On a more sad note, I reported on Twitter yesterday that former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away. Thank you for coming forward. Thank you for speaking. Enjoy the next level. Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday!
  • Surprise: Hillary Campaign Balks At Releasing Wall Street Speech Transcripts

    02/07/2016 11:52:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Vintage Hillary. As she fashions herself as a hardcore anti-Wall Street progressive in the midst of a surprisingly competitive Democratic primary, she's trying to explain away her six-figure speeches to major financial institutions, who also happen to be her generous campaign benefactors. At Thursday's (very low-rated) debate against Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton claimed that when she delivered these lucrative addresses, she spoke truth to power -- bravely warning about the subprime mortgage collapse prior to the 2008 financial crisis: Hillary Clinton discusses her speeches on Wall Street Given this alleged, evidence-free prescience, one might think that Mrs. Clinton would be eager to release...
  • Cop who killed college student and 55-year-old mother sues for 'extreme emotional trauma'

    02/07/2016 11:09:36 AM PST · by NRx · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-07-2016 | Peter Holley
    A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate that blames the mentally ill 19-year-old for causing the officer “extreme emotional trauma.” Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was filed Friday and offers the first public account of the moments before Rialmo shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier on Dec. 26. The suit claims that Rialmo, who was arriving at the scene of a domestic disturbance with another officer, opened fire after the teenager twice swung a bat at the officer’s head and then raised the weapon a third time,...
  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 66 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • Bernie Sanders Appears on SNL; Speaks Against The One Percent

    02/07/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, playing a character named "Bernie Sanderswitzky" who was upset at a passenger on a sinking ship was attempting to hop the line for a lifeboat due to his higher economic status. "Sanderswitzky" said that he was not a socialist, rather that the policy was "democratic socialism," and that the difference between the two was "yuge."
  • Maher to Steinem: Why Don’t Feminists Make More of a Cause Out of How Women Are Treated..

    02/07/2016 10:49:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5//16 | Ian Hanchett
    .. In the Muslim World? HBO's "Real Time" host Bill Maher wondered why the way women are treated in the Muslim world isn't more of a cause for feminists during an interview with author and activist Gloria Steinem on Friday. Maher asked, "Why aren't the way women are treated in the Muslim world considered more of a feminist cause?" Steinem responded that it is a feminist cause, and that women in the Muslim world consider their treatment a feminist cause. After she added, "All monotheism is a problem." Maher responded, "Yes, but not quite as much." Steinem then said that...
  • Rubio Ran Into Some Granite, Had Shaky Defense Against Christie in New Hampshire Debate

    02/07/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    First, please go read Guy's analysis about last night’s debate, which was hosted by ABC News and IJ Review. Voters will decide in New Hampshire on February 9. The whole event got off to a rocky start with moderators Martha Raddatz and David Muir botching the candidate announcements, but the debate moved forward. Hot Air's Mary Katharine Ham was also present to ask questions, which some are were the best of the night. As for Rubio, he had a rough night, especially when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pressed him on his record and experience.  The introduction of the candidates at the Republican debate...
  • Man held in Islamic State-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

    02/07/2016 9:43:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2016
    Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church. Khalil Abu-Rayyan of Dearborn Heights appeared Thursday in U.S. District Court in Detroit and remains jailed pending a Monday hearing. He hasn’t been charged with terrorism-related crimes but has been investigated since May and faces marijuana and gun charges.
  • Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an 'Honor Killing'

    02/07/2016 9:43:12 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 43 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 30, 2016 | Nicholas Kristof
    Her odyssey began when she fell in love against her family's wishes and ran off to marry her boyfriend. Hours after the marriage, her father and uncle sweet-talked her into their car and took her to a spot along a riverbank to murder her for her defiance — an "honor killing." First they beat Saba, then her uncle held her as her own father pointed a pistol at her head and pulled the trigger.
  • Jeb Bush: Media 'Coronated' Marco Rubio After Iowa

    02/07/2016 9:32:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/7/16 | Newsmax
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, appearing weary of spending his interview time discussing rival Marco Rubio, told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace he isn't privy to the meetings of the press that have declared the Florida senator a big winner in the GOP presidential race. "Chris, there is some secret squirrel meeting that you guys get to where you decide who wins and who loses," Bush said on the program Sunday morning, a day after the latest GOP debate. "Marco Rubio came in third place in Iowa, and he was coronated. I can't control that. I'm just going to...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    02/07/2016 9:01:04 AM PST · by Faith · 8 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Faith
    If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake. 2 Corinthians 4: 3-5
  • Hillary's "Yeah But" Defense

    02/07/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    Long ago when I was a youth I remember my father telling me that a person with real character admitted to his mistakes and took his lumps. The thought of lying about or denying something I was responsible for should never even cross my mind. It was just the way most kids were raised back then. If you screwed up and you were caught you stepped forward to admit the wrong-doing, even if it meant there would be some "lumps" involved. Trying to limit or deflect any punishment by comparing your actions to another's was something that just never worked....
  • Johnny Cash: The Unsung Disciple

    02/07/2016 8:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Matt Barber
    On the 26th of this month, legendary singer/song-writer and iced-cool customer Johnny Cash would have celebrated his 85th birthday. Even as I write, his live version of "Folsom Prison Blues" click-clacks through my earbuds like a Southern Pacific boxcar over oily railroad ties. The memories abound. We were "The Treetops," a not-so-legendary middle school garage band from the sticks outside Norman, Oklahoma. I was the drummer, and "Folsom Prison," our very first song, sounded pretty dang tight, what, with the concrete acoustics in our two-car studio and all. My buddy Chad Usry (man, could that cat play guitar) did a...
  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Washington University and United Way join forces on gun violence prevention

    02/07/2016 7:45:41 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    source.wustl.edu ^ | 2/5/2016 | Julie Hail Flory
    Washington University in St. Louis and the United Way of Greater St. Louis have formed a joint partnership that aims to provide support and resources to local initiatives that are uniting in their efforts to combat gun violence in the region.
  • Political notebook: Ted Cruz wins straw poll at county GOP precinct meetings

    02/07/2016 7:34:21 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | February 7, 2016 | RANDY KREHBIEL
    Straw poll: Ted Cruz finished first in a straw poll conducted at Tulsa County Republican Party precinct meetings last week. Cruz received 220 votes to Donald Trump’s 173 and Marco Rubio’s 103. Other candidates accounted for 105 votes...
  • So this is what 'full employment' looks like? [That's essentially what we have today]

    02/07/2016 7:29:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For more than seven years, Federal Reserve officials have touted their progress toward achieving "full employment," with the most recent target a 4.9 percent unemployment rate. With Friday's nonfarm payrolls report showing that the goal has been achieved, perhaps the Fed can raise the "Mission Accomplished" banner along with a welcome mat to the world of "full employment." The jobless rate last reached this level in February 2008, following a run from June 2005 to April 2008 during which unemployment never eclipsed 5 percent. Getting a "4-handle" on the number -- using Wall Street lingo -- was supposed to represent...
  • Healthy Economic Growth Is Our Missing Ingredient

    02/07/2016 7:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Steve Chapman
    This year's Republican presidential race has generated an unusual number of unusually bad ideas -- Donald Trump on Muslims, Ted Cruz on carpet bombing, Marco Rubio on male footwear. It has also has produced one of the best: Jeb Bush's 4 percent plan. No, that wasn't his desired share of the vote in the Iowa caucus, where he got less than 3 percent. It's his goal for annual economic growth, which he argues would "restore the opportunity for every American to rise and achieve earned success." When Bush said last June, "There is not a reason in the world why...
  • Professor at Christian college who wore hijab in 'solidarity' with Muslims leaves school

    02/07/2016 7:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    A political science professor from Wheaton College, a small Christian school outside of Chicago, who wore a hijab to proclaim her "solidarity" with Muslims, has "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" with the school and the two will part ways. Larycia Hawkins also said that her gesture was an acknowledgment that Muslims and Christians worship the same god. After recommending that she be fired, the college's Provost withdrew his request and turned the matter over to the college president who reached the confidential agreement with Hawkins that has led to her leaving the school without being fired. CLTV:...
  • The Worlds Biggest/Super Planes: Trump 757 - Documentary

    02/07/2016 7:21:16 AM PST · by GilGil · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2016 | Laravel5
    Biggest Planes, Super Planes, Top 10 biggest planes #Aircraft #AirPlanes #Transporters Trump 757 "Watched a program called "Great Planes" on the Smithsonian Channel. It was about the Doanld's Boeing 757 they call the "T-Bird". The program does describe the plane but more importantly it shows you a great deal about the man who owns it. It shows his attention to detail, his drive and I think maybe most of all, the way his employees and those who do work for him respect him. I recommend it as a good way to get to know the 'other side' of The Donald'....
  • Stand In For Rand?

    02/07/2016 6:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, suspended his presidential campaign last week. Though he took fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, he garnered a mere four percent of the vote. "Ours has been a unique voice in this race," the senator rightly declared, "one that says Big Government threatens Americans from all walks of life, rich and poor, black and white -- from the coal miner who has lost his job over President Obama's destructive EPA regulations to the teenager from a poor family facing jail time for marijuana." Some of Rand's message resonates in the Republican Party; other...
  • Bernie's Stupid Free College Proposal

    02/07/2016 6:16:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Bernie Sanders, everyone's favorite socialist running for the American Presidency, has as one of the central tenets of his campaign that college should be free to all Americans. It seems to be a popular proposal with some, especially those paying the circumspect fees colleges are charging these days. It is just plain stupid and let me explain why. Let's start with the basic concept that nothing is free. You may be saying that is a banal statement, but it is not because so many people just don't get it. Obviously that is indicated by all the people who like his...
  • Condom-Nation Hits Middle Schools

    02/07/2016 5:40:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    The San Francisco Unified School District's board is poised to expand its Condom Availability Program for high school students into middle schools. The school district no longer offers Algebra I as an eighth-grade course -- Algebra I has been folded into a two-year, eighth-grade and ninth-grade class that is supposed to be more comprehensive. But the board is ready to bring a high school program to middle school by handing out condoms to sixth-graders. What could possibly go wrong? Superintendent Richard Carranza backs the proposal to distribute condoms to middle schoolers "in conjunction with a session with a school nurse...
  • Relief of Poverty: Four Centuries of Futility

    02/07/2016 5:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    More than 400 years ago, the British adopted the Poor Law system, under which local communities were made responsible for the relief of poverty. For the next four centuries the Poor Laws were amended again and again, as the following argument went to and fro: Was the system providing necessary relief or was it in various ways interfering with the natural workings of the labor market by subsidizing idleness and encouraging indolence.At one point a royal commission recommended the following two tests: The less eligibility test: a pauper should have to enter a workhouse with conditions worse than that of...
  • Hillary Goldman Clinton

    02/07/2016 5:15:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Aside from "the establishment," there is no bigger boogeyman in the 2016 election than the dreaded "Goldman Sachs." "The establishment" is a bipartisan Freddie Krueger, haunting the dreams of people whose only knowledge of the term is an abstract notion spun by those selling something. Goldman Sachs, on the other hand, is a tangible company, a legal company, but perhaps more demonized on the left than anything this side of the Koch Brothers. If you're inclined to think "Wall Street" is robbing you blind, invoking Goldman Sacks is enough to make you grab a pitchfork. That's why its name has...
  • Trump: I Would Support Women in Combat Roles

    02/07/2016 3:04:37 AM PST · by JediJones · 74 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/23/2015 | Todd Beamon
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Friday that he would support women in military combat roles, but would follow that advice from his military advisers "because I would want to hear that without a political bent." "The answer is yes because they're really into it," the billionaire businessman told Chris Cuomo on CNN. "And some of them are really, really good at it. "I would really speak to the generals, because I would want to hear that without a political bent," Trump cautioned. "To the public, they say, 'yes, yes, yes,' but I would want to hear it without the...
  • Cruz would consider restoring combat ban for women as president

    02/07/2016 2:56:04 AM PST · by JediJones · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/2016 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Cruz promised to take another look at the administration's decision late last year to open all positions to women. The administration's move ignored a request from the Marine Corps to keep some frontline combat positions male-only after some studies showed women were more likely to be injured and perform worse. "The Marine Corps request [for exceptions] must be reconsidered," Cruz wrote in response to a Center for Military Readiness survey released Sunday. "As long as the requirements are fair and universally applied, the military must always place the best person for the job at hand, whether male or female, but...
  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart

    02/06/2016 9:35:20 PM PST · by GunningForTheBuddha · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2016 | Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger
    We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.…"They are trying to control culture, interviewing and firing. Scary times at the company without a seasoned leader. While their efforts are admirable it is very hard to even interview people who are 'white' which makes things challenging," this person said.Sanchez is known for some strong views...
  • Designs for Ronald, Nancy Reagan Coins Unveiled at Birthday Celebration

    02/06/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Ronald Reagan Day in California was marked Saturday by a ceremony at the presidential library in Simi Valley that included the unveiling of the designs of the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The ceremony on the 105th anniversary of Reagan's birth included live musical entertainment performed by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band and a flyover by the Tiger Squadron, a formation flying squad that primarily uses the Chinese-built Nanchang CJ6A and Soviet-built Yak 52. The program began at midday with music conducted by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, the commanding general...
  • Gallup: New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

    02/06/2016 8:11:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2016 | Frank Newport
    New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup's 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed closely by neighboring Alabama. These state-by-state results are based on over 174,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2015, including more than 480 interviews in every state and more than 1,000 interviews in most states. Complete results and sample sizes are shown at the end of the article. Gallup classifies Americans into three religious groups based on their responses to a question measuring religious service attendance and...
  • Fun with numbers: The real story behind the 4.9% unemployment report

    02/06/2016 5:24:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2016 | Rick Moran
    On the surface, the January jobs numbers appear to be "not bad."  There were 151,000 jobs created, and the official unemployment rate dropped below 5%. But the story inside the numbers is really, really awful.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates job creation and loss using two different measurements: the Current Population Survey and "Establishment" data from the Current Employment Statistics.  Usually, the two measurements are roughly the same.  But how do you explain this, BLS? Consider these BLS numbers based on household data. In January, there were 25,328,000 "foreign born" workers employed, a one-month drop of 98,000. In January, there...
  • Thousands Take Part in Anti-Islam Protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 5:13:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/06/2016
    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment. About 10,000 people are expected to take part in a counter-demonstration Saturday on the other side of the river Elbe, which divides the city.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD'S PERFECTION ~ 07 February 2016

    02/06/2016 5:02:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 119 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    GOD'S PERFECTION In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child...
  • Cornell Student Faces Charges for Alleged Frat House Sex Assault

    02/06/2016 5:01:35 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 11 replies
    A Cornell University student has been charged in connection with a sex assault at a fraternity house, school officials said. The alleged assault happened around 2 a.m. last Sunday and resulted in the fraternity, Psi Upsilon, getting suspended, Cornell University police said. On Thursday, Ballinger, 21, of New York City, was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and was sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. University police said they identified him as the perpetrator "with the assistance of the victim."
  • Former Ben Carson communications director: They gave Cruz a 'loaded pistol'

    02/06/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's former top campaign aides think Carson's campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson's campaign hastily said that the candidate was heading home "to get fresh clothes," amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson's former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury....
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...