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  • Joe Biden announces he is running for president in 2020

    04/25/2019 4:09:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 120 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2019 | Arlette Saenz
    After months of deliberation, former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his decision to run for president for a third time, answering one of the biggest outstanding questions about the makeup of the 2020 race. The announcement came in a campaign video released Thursday morning.
  • How Airbus’s A380 Went From Wonder to Blunder

    02/19/2019 6:32:53 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 59 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Feb 2018 | Robert Wall
    ...The A380 might have built more momentum if not for production debacles. Around the time of the first test flight in 2005, Airbus realized it had underestimated the complexity of wiring the superjumbo. Managers discovered that French and German designers had used incompatible software. ...More setbacks followed. The engine of an A380 blew up during a passenger flight in 2010. Nobody was hurt, but it drew negative attention to the plane. Wing cracks discovered on many A380s led to costly repairs. Customers, including Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd., Air France-KLM SA and Qantas Airways Ltd. , canceled orders. The...
  • A Democratic governor just quashed Democrats’ dreams of high-speed rail in America

    02/13/2019 7:16:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 13, 2019 | by Colby Itkowitz
    President Barack Obama secured $8 billion in his 2009 economic stimulus package to start building toward the dream of true high-speed trains whisking passengers between major American cities. It was a paltry amount compared to the hundreds of billions it would actually take to fulfill that dream, but it was considered a serious down payment. At the time, Obama’s transportation secretary, Ray LaHood, said, “I’m not a historian, but I know this: One of the legacies for this administration, for the president and the vice president, will be high-speed rail. That will be their transportation legacy.” A decade later, little...
  • Stacey Abrams SOTU Response Was Bizarre (And It's Based on Lies)

    02/06/2019 12:14:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 126 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams prepared the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Going into it, none of us really knew what to expect but honestly, the bar wasn't set too high. Abrams never conceded to Brian Kemp and she's continually pushed the idea that "voter suppression" (not the people's voice) is what kept her from winning her bid for governor of Georgia. Although the Democrats might not have known exactly what President Trump was going to address on Tuesday night, whoever wrote her speech cast a really, really wide net. She mentioned issues Trump didn't even touch on,...
  • How hunger is fueling Venezuela's fast-rising opposition

    02/05/2019 9:10:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 5, 2019
    Caracas -- Europe has now joined the movement against embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which continues to grow outside the South American nation. Inside the country, millions of Catholics have also joined the push for change, led by their church. In January, bishops called Maduro's presidency illegitimate. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has visited a parish in La Vega, a working class slum of Caracas, where Mass not only fills the church, it draws an overflow crowd. Father Alfredo Infanta's spiritual message carries a strong political subtext, though he says it's not directly anti-Maduro, as people must decide for themselves....
  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

    01/11/2019 3:51:41 AM PST · by Candor7 · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2019 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset. Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman...
  • [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus] A Failing Papacy

    01/09/2019 3:18:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | February 2019 | R.R. Reno
    A Failing Papacy The current regime in Rome will damage the Catholic Church. Pope ­Francis combines laxity and ruthlessness. His style is casual and approachable; his church politics are cold and cunning. There are leading themes in this pontificate—­mercy, accompaniment, peripheries, and so forth—but no theological framework. He is a verbal semi-automatic weapon, squeezing off rounds of barbed remarks, spiritual aperçus, and earthy asides (­coprophagia!). This has created a confusing, even dysfunctional atmosphere that will become intolerable, if it hasn’t already. Every pope sets a particular tone, a party line. Benedict made no secret of his desire for the Church...
  • The Weekly Standard, a conservative magazine critical of Trump, to shutter after 23 years

    12/14/2018 11:23:49 AM PST · by libstripper · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Olivder Darcy
    New York (CNN Business)The Weekly Standard, the magazine that espouses traditional conservatism and which has remained deeply critical of President Donald Trump, will shutter after 23 years, its owner Clarity Media Group announced Friday morning. The magazine will publish its final issue on December 17. * * * Employees were told at an all staff meeting, which CNN obtained an audio recording of, that they would be paid through the end of the year, and that afterward they would receive severance which would range in scale depending on factors like seniority. To receive severance, however, employees would need to sign...
  • Weekly Standard Employees Brace for the Worst as Rumors Swirl Surrounding Mag's Imminent Demise

    12/05/2018 5:03:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, Emerald Robinson, chief White House correspondent for One America News Network (OANN), unleashed a powerful rumor that The Weekly Standard is on its last legs. Sources confirmed to CNN that Editor-in-Chief Stephen Hayes warned staff the future of the paper is uncertain. One of the magazine's key editors, Bill Kristol, has adopted a firmly anti-Trump stance, becoming a well-known #NeverTrump leader.
  • Avenatti Drops out of 2020 Presidential Race ─ Before He Even Officially Entered

    12/04/2018 5:12:56 PM PST · by ptsal · 21 replies
    IJR ^ | 04-Dec-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Michael Avenatti announced that he is out of the race for president in 2020 even though he never officially entered the race to begin with. Avenatti became a household name as Stormy Daniels attorney in her legal battles with President Donald Trump. Because the lawyer had such a contentious relationship with the president, many hinted that he should run for president against Trump in 2020. Of course, Avenatti did nothing but add fuel to those fires by making visits to Iowa and posting several heavyhanded tweets.
  • 1 Kings 3:5-12; 2 Kings 19:14-22, 32-35 GOD'S ANSWER TO THE DEFEATED BELIEVER

    11/24/2018 5:52:45 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 8 replies
    SELF | 11/24/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    1 Kings 3:5-12; 2 Kings 19:14-22, 32-35 GOD'S ANSWER TO THE DEFEATED BELIEVER, or, WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS! It’s amazing how when things are going our way how we live by faith. Amen? But when it goes a little crazy, we become skeptics and we try to do things on our own. That’s when we are tested. People can’t understand why they never grow, they never get close to God—it’s because when He puts something in your way for you to trust Him, you don’t trust Him. You always use plan B. And if you are a Christian, it just...
  • Michelle Obama reveals she snuck out of White House to celebrate gay marriage ruling

    11/16/2018 9:53:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 16, 2018 | By Alexander Kacala
    On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the U.S., declaring that refusing to do so would violate the Constitution. Shortly after the high court’s landmark decision, the Obama administration celebrated by lighting the White House in rainbow colors. Now, more than three years after that historic Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, former first lady Michelle Obama revealed that she and her daughter Malia, then 16, snuck out of the White House that night to join in on the fun happening outside their residence. Obama also recounted the story in her appearance Thursday on “The Ellen...
  • Obama's campaign presence in midterms unusual for a former president

    10/31/2018 12:18:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 31, 2018 | By GRACE SEGERS
    Former President Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail in the final days before the midterm elections, stumping for Democratic candidates in critical races in states such as Illinois, Georgia and Florida. Obama has ramped up his campaign appearances in recent weeks. The case Obama is making is somewhat similar to one that President Trump has made in his rallies, on the importance of voting in the midterm elections even though neither man is on the ballot. It's not unusual for former presidents to make campaign appearances after their tenure. But Obama is campaigning against Mr. Trump's agenda and Republican...
  • Obama has no positive legacy & uses the word "I" 102 times in one speech.

    09/09/2018 6:42:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 46 replies
    Duh....Who DAT there? Why it's ex-failed, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama. We keep looking for his legacy...but, sadly, there is none. Only tons of negatives..."GALORE"!!! What there is lots of, very strongly, is the Obama Self-Adoration, Massive Egomaniac. In his recent speech to college students in Illinois, he used the word "I" 102 times in forty-seven minutes. What a guy...or, what a "ZERO". Your choice!!! Hey, Scumer & Pelois, I got news for you all. Obama ain't the savior of the Democrat Party. Obama cannot save himself...period. If you are looking for a "Blue Wave, Wonder Boy", Obama ain't him. He...
  • See how many bills it took to buy a chicken in Venezuela [Photo]

    08/21/2018 2:30:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 21, 2018
    The once-booming nation is now suffering from Soviet-style product shortages and a mass exodus of citizens fleeing for other South American countries. This stack of 14,600,000 bolivars, or about $2.22 U.S., would buy this chicken at a mini-market in Catia, a low-income neighborhood of Caracas on Aug. 16.
  • The un-celebrity president: Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

    08/17/2018 3:02:33 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/17/2018 | Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan
    They have no chef and they cook for themselves, often together. They make their own yogurt. On this summer morning, Rosalynn mixes pancake batter and sprinkles in blueberries grown on their land. Carter cooks them on the griddle. Then he does the dishes.
  • Rosie O'Donnell, the Democrat, the Trump Hater,...is Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest.

    08/07/2018 12:56:20 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    Rosie O'Donnell the "supreme" POTUS, Donald J. Trump hater/witch just ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer. But...then the singers and entertainers from "Broadway" ain't too sharp either. Ah...yes, the grand gathering outside the "White House" to protest and hate POTUS, Donald J. Trump had some flaws...no one knew that the POTUS, Trump would not be there. The entire country was told by the very media that hates Trump, that he (Trump) was vacationing at his golf course in New Jersey. Yes, O'Donnell and her chorus sang their hateful, hearts out for thirty minutes hoping to either wake up or...
  • Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery

    08/05/2018 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Neson D. Schwartz
    The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy. The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department reported Friday, the lowest since the government began collecting data on such workers in 1992. At the economy’s nadir in the summer of 2009, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts hit 15.6 percent, more than three times the peak unemployment rate for college graduates....
  • South Africa Moves to Change Constitution To Legalize Theft of White Property

    08/02/2018 8:45:11 AM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you want to take a glimpse into the future of our brave new multicultural world, i.e. what is going to happen to any country formerly dominated by “whitey”, look no further than South Africa. Also, I would strongly recommend you to watch Lauren Southern’s documentary Farmlands, it will red-pill you forever (the link’s at the bottom of the article). Moving along with today’s news story, South African whites, also known as Boers, are currently facing murder, rape and robbery on an industrial scale. Speaking of murder rates, white South African farmers are going to become extinct in a few...
  • Is it time to panic about land expropriation?

    08/02/2018 8:55:05 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 47 replies
    News24 ^ | 2018-08-01 10:45 | Melanie Verwoerd
    I have had a deal with a few of my friends who are farmers, that I will tell them when it is time to panic about the proposed expropriation without compensation. Until then, I advised them to relax. Last night after President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation in which he announced the ANC's decision to propose an amendment to the Constitution to expropriate without compensation, I got many texts asking: "Is it time yet?" Let me say upfront that I think the ANC has been handling the land debate very clumsily (to put it politely). It is clear that...