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  • Why Does the Left No Longer Hates Big Business

    12/10/2018 1:37:25 PM PST · by huckfillary · 7 replies
    http://www.drhurd.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Michael J. Hurd
    A post at the Daily Wire asks the question, “Remember When The Left Hated Big Business?” Of course the left loves big business now. They haven’t changed their minds about capitalism. The Democratic Party is now openly and explicitly socialist. It’s even going full Communist, with growing calls to abolish the Second Amendment and to ignore the First Amendment, and with laws against “hate speech”. It’s not that they’ve changed their minds. But the left now controls most of big business. Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Google are hard left companies. They want socialism and even Communism for the rest of...
  • Piling on Racism Accusations to Take Down a Conservative State Legislator

    12/10/2018 1:08:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    The left has a bad habit of labeling conservatives racist merely for being politically incorrect. Whereas when someone on the left actually is racist, they get a free pass. Hillary Clinton recently joked about how a woman interviewing her confused the two black men Eric Holder and Cory Booker. “Yeah, I know they all look alike," Clinton laughed. Most of the left-leaning media didn’t even bother covering the incident. Contrast this to what is happening with conservative Arizona State Rep. David Stringer (R-Prescott). Stringer is a culture warrior, who is concerned about illegal immigrants and radical Islamists entering the country and changing the culture. This...
  • Utahn Melvin Dummar, who claimed to be a Howard Hughes heir, dies

    A Utah man who repeatedly made headlines around the world in the 1970s has died. Melvin Dummar was a gas station operator in Box Elder County in 1976 when he suddenly seemed to be on the verge of becoming a multi-millionaire. He was named an heir to the fortune of eccentric and secretive billionaire Howard Hughes. Dummar's name was contained in a handwritten will discovered in the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The document became known as the "Mormon Will" because someone had mysteriously dropped it on a desk at the...
  • Column: How to survive climate change: six easy steps

    12/10/2018 12:07:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 8, 2018 | by Yvonne Abraham
    Happy holidays, we’re all doomed! Scientists keep telling us that climate change could devastate our environment, economy, and health by the end of this century. And we’re doing less than nothing about it. Our government - led by a know-nothing who thinks global warming is a hoax because Thanksgiving was cold - has let fossil fuel foxes make henhouse policy, dismantled already weak environmental regs, and opened up millions of acres of pristine public land for drilling. But I’m here to help, friends. Here are a few easy steps you can take to protect yourself from climate change, since your...
  • Stella McCartney, Burberry among fashion brands uniting against climate change

    12/10/2018 11:54:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Fiona Sinclair Scott
    The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate change. The fashion industry emits more greenhouse gas than all international flights and maritime shipping journeys combined, and it's estimated that a garbage truck's worth of clothing is either burned or sent to a landfill every second. On top of that, thanks to our powerful washing machines, our clothes pollute the ocean with microfibers equating to approximately 50 million plastic bottles each year. Conversation and action around sustainability and climate change has been quiet and slow to come within the...
  • In Many Schools, 'Climate Change Is Playing Catch-Up'

    12/10/2018 11:47:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    WGBH - Boston Local NPR ^ | December 9, 2018 | By Samantha Fields
    If the world doesn’t make “rapid” and “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” a UN report warned this month, the effects of climate change will be dramatic and far-reaching - and not in some distant future, in the next 20 years. Even now, though, in most schools, climate change is still just starting to make its way into classrooms, and many teachers don’t have the training or the resources they need to teach it. On a hot, sunny day, right in the middle of August, a couple of teachers from Martha’s Vineyard sat at picnic tables in the shade...
  • Americans, Learn From The Yellow Jackets: Stop Running And Start Fighting Back

    12/10/2018 11:38:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    In France, the Yellow Jackets (or “Gilets Jaunes” in French) have rushed into the streets in massive numbers. They are not protesting cuts in the generous entitlements. They are not throwing fits because they fear losing one-month paid vacations. The fight is about the increased fuel taxes—exorbitant taxes on top of the already high cost of fuel. But it’s more. The Macron government, an aloof, elitism regime, is pushing a globalist, pro-EU agenda, one which is crippling the quality of life for working Frenchmen, especially in rural areas and small towns. Mass migration, bureaucratic wrangling, massive crime and unemployment with minimal police presence are raving the country. Sadly, this is...
  • We're headed for another 'Great Dying', according to breakthrough UW study

    12/10/2018 11:17:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    KUOW Public Radio ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Paige Browning
    New research shows the way the planet is warming up has staggering similarities to the "Great Dying". That mass extinction event 250 million years ago nearly ended life on earth. New research out of University of Washington and Stanford determines, for the first time, the cause. Researchers found that global warming (instead of other factors such as high acidity in the water) was the cause of the Great Dying in the Permian era. Rising temperatures and depleted oxygen levels left animals unable to breath. Justin Penn and Curtis Deutsch of UW's oceanography department authored the study. Deutsch said it's a...
  • A Stooge Leaves Congress: Paul Ryan's Career In Perspective

    12/10/2018 11:17:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/09/2018 | Gavin wax
    On Jan. 3 2019, current House Speaker Paul Ryan gets to retire at the ripe old age of 48, but don't worry, as an entrenched Washington D.C. politician, we won't be done with him at that point. He has many years of lobbying for six or seven figure salaries ahead of him until he is inevitably recycled by the GOP establishment to do what he does best: undermine and sabotage the 'America First' agenda of President Donald Trump. Ryan has done such a poor job that it has become impossible for even the paid sycophants of Conservative Inc. to whitewash...
  • Mueller’s Flynn Sentencing Memo Is Another Dud for the Resistance

    12/10/2018 11:12:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Joe DeGenova
    How many times in the last year and a half have we watched liberals clamor and cheer as if their hero, Robert Mueller, had actually uncovered something important? This week, rabid anti-Trump voices in the media are giving the “this is it!” treatment to Mueller’s latest “bombshell”: the sentencing memo his Special Counsel’s Office had to submit for Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor whose family Mueller has harassed and threatened for almost two years. The sentencing memo is just another complete failure on Mueller’s part to produce anything related to the supposed reason for his appointment: the...
  • ‘Borderline Impossible’: Noted Scientist Tackles Sea Level Rise Alarmism

    12/10/2018 10:54:32 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    When it comes to alarming projections of global warming-induced sea level rise, veteran climate scientist Judith Curry says people need to cool it. “Projections of extreme, alarming impacts are very weakly justified to borderline impossible,” Curry told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Curry’s latest research, put together for clients of her consulting company near the end of November, looks in detail at projections of sea level rise. Curry’s ultimate conclusion: “Some of the worst-case scenarios strain credulity.” “With regards to 21st century climate projections, we are dealing with deep uncertainty, and we should not be basing our policies based on...
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

    12/10/2018 10:38:50 AM PST · by LiberalismDestroys · 25 replies
    KSL.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | Associated Press?
    Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement in a news release Thursday with the Broomfield, Colorado-based company
  • Fox Show’s Black Nurse to White Racist Patient Protester: 'How Alt-Right Are You?'

    12/10/2018 10:02:33 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/9/2018 | Karen Townsend
    The topic of white nationalists was handled in a heavy-handed way during the December 9 episode of Fox’s Rel. Rel (Lil Rel Howery), an African-American man, is a charge nurse in a Chicago hospital. In “Hate & Hip Hop,” his patient turns out to be a racist who fainted during a white nationalist protest rally. The white patient isn’t impressed when Rel calls him a blood brother, as they both have O negative blood. Rel explains to Tommy Smith (Josh Duvendeck) that only 7 percent of the population have O negative blood. Rel at first assumes that Tommy was at...
  • Mitch McConnell: Get Up Off Your Butt and Pass the President’s Prison Reform Bill

    12/10/2018 9:55:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Pastor Darrel Scott
    Leader McConnell,Since your office has neglected to make an appointment for us to meet on the matter, I’m compelled to use this open letter to explain why your apparent attempt to sabotage the FIRST STEP Act is so misguided.It’s become clear that you are using your powers as Senate Majority Leader to slow-roll one of the President’s top legislative priorities: the FIRST STEP Act. This bipartisan legislation has already passed the House with a resounding vote of 360-59. Your refusal to bring the bill forward for a vote in the Senate is all that stands in the way of its...
  • GOOGLE’S ANTI-BREITBART PLOT: Employees Targeted Site’s Ad Revenue in 2017

    12/10/2018 9:33:59 AM PST · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Allum Bokhari
    Emails leaked exclusively to Breitbart News reveal that a group of Google employees, with encouragement from the tech giant’s director of monetization, began plotting the downfall of this website shortly after the 2016 election. The group sought to strike at Breitbart News’ revenue by kicking the site off Google’s market-dominating ad services. Although their efforts ultimately failed, the discussion featured senior Google employees speaking frankly about their reasons for targeting the site. These included unfounded allegations of “hate speech” and “fake news.” In the leaked emails, Google employee Richard Zippel advised a fellow employee that Google would act against Breitbart...
  • Mueller Investigation: Trump Likely to Be Indicted, But Will He Be Impeached?

    12/10/2018 9:05:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    The 40-page sentencing memo filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York for former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen is the basis for an indictment against the president, according to Andrew McCarthy.McCarthy believes the charges will be for violating campaign finance laws. It's alleged that Cohen and Trump paid off two women to hide their sexual liaisons with Trump during the 2016 campaign. The violation occurred when Cohen made the payments and cooked the books to hide them. That's fraud and Cohen will go to jail for it.As McCarthy points out, the prosecutors have...
  • California solar mandate to make housing and electricity even more expensive

    12/10/2018 9:01:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    State and local governments in California have made housing there far more expensive than it needs to be.  Developers rightly complain of regulations at both state and local levels that make housing construction unreasonably difficult and expensive.  California's cities are filling up with homeless people living on the streets or in encampments whose nonexistent sanitary facilities and rampant drug abuse make them public health dangers. As of last week, a new and burdensome regulation has made constructing a new housing unit even more expensive, by at least $10,000, the lowball estimate of the bureaucrats administering the new regulation, or up to...
  • Kyle Smith: Incompetent Vice Swings at Dick Cheney and Misses

    12/10/2018 9:00:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kyle Smith
    The initial warning is given before Vice even starts, in an onscreen note: It’s a “true story,” we’re told. But it’s hard to be strictly factually accurate, the note adds, because Dick Cheney is such a secretive bastard. So it’s really Cheney’s fault if anything in the movie happens to be wrong. Yet at the end a character will break the fourth wall to assert that the whole thing is factual and say, sarcastically, “Because I have the ability to understand facts, that makes me a liberal?” That sounds like an invitation to consider the facts and logic of Vice....
  • Mother of all white flight to hit NY schools and De Blasio pretends he had nothing to do with it

    12/10/2018 8:57:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    New York is facing an educational disaster. Mayor Bill De Blasio's socialist plan to end meritocratic entry to New York's famed specialty schools - in performing arts, hard sciences, engineering, academic achievement - in the name of racial equality, is about to trigger a huge white flight. And not just white flight, Asian flight. Here's an excellent report from New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz: In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them. and The announcement of the...
  • Caravan migrants break up to take work in Tijuana

    12/10/2018 8:48:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/09/2018 | Monica Showalter
    In Tijuana, you often hear hard truths that no one would dare express here.  Get a load of this bit of jarring advice from a Tijuana man to a caravan migrant who was seeking a job in Tijuana as he waited out his asylum claim to the U.S. "Don't come here with the mentality of Honduras," he said.  "This is a new country, a new state where you can change yourself if you want to." Cripes, what was that person talking about?  Was the Tijuana man suggesting that Hondurans are lazy?  I've never known any Latin American immigrants who had actual jobs who were lazy...