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  • Facebook co-founder wants to repeal Trump tax cuts to pay for a $500 per month basic worker income

    10/18/2018 7:30:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 18, 2018 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    • Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the Trump tax cuts. • Hughes, an advocate for a basic income, argues that less than a third of Americans have reaped the benefits of the president's tax cuts. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said Thursday the federal government could give U.S. workers a stipend of $500 per month by repealing the tax cuts passed late last year. Hughes, author of "Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn" and an advocate for a basic income, argued that less than...
  • Gillum's Anti-Law Enforcement Agenda for Florida

    10/18/2018 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 9 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 10/17/2018 | Steve Hantler
    The past several years have witnessed the radical left using law enforcement as a political target, which has increased the risks for those in uniform and hurt public safety. Andrew Gillum, the so-called “democratic socialist” candidate for governor of Florida, represents the triumph of the progressive left’s approach to law enforcement, and a victory by him in November would lead to a statewide increase in crime. That Florida would see such a rise under Gillum is not fanciful speculation but an obvious inference from his tenure as mayor of Tallahassee. On his watch, the city/Leon County metro area has had...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Beto O’Rourke the ‘Bobby Kennedy of Millennials’

    10/17/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.” . . CBS in early October hyped O’Rourke as a “rising star.” Sadly for journalists, the “rising star” is now losing by an average of seven points. Over on MSNBC, Wednesday, Eddie Glaude Jr predicted an O’Rourke victory, adding, “If not, then I'll just reach for my Jamieson bottle.”
  • Multiculturalism in Europe: Gay Rights Activist Punched in the Face on Paris Street

    10/17/2018 3:34:32 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Vive le difference! Are you enjoying the cultural enrichment yet? Remember how they told us that all cultures are equal and all that? Now, let’s get it on with today’s news, but first, here’s a little preamble: in case you did not know, Paris is home for a thriving gay community, and following a series of “homophobic attacks” in recent years, it looks like their government’s decision to bring in millions of Muslim immigrants was not so great after all. Allow me to explain: in many Islamic countries, theocracies like Iran or Pakistan, gays are thrown off buildings, as Islamic...
  • Melania Trump Visits Newborn Victims of Opioid Crisis Following Plane Malfunction

    10/17/2018 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 17, 2018 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump is touring an intensive care unit at a Philadelphia hospital to learn about the care being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal. She was late for the visit Wednesday morning after her first flight was forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. She took a different plane to make the trip....
  • Denmark and Italy Fight Back Against Open Borders As Populism Swells Across Europe

    10/17/2018 12:24:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Free Market Shooter ^ | 10/16/2018 | Jon Hall
    On the heels of the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s disastrous immigration policies, both Denmark and Italy are fighting back against open borders.Inger Støjberg, Danish Integration and Immigration Minister, recently rejected EU migrant quotas for 2018, detailing that refugees do not do enough to contribute to Denmark.Støjberg told Jyllands-Posten: Although we have gained significantly better control over the influx, we are still in the position that we are struggling to integrate the many refugees who have come to Denmark in recent years. Despite the fact that more refugees have come to work, there are still too many who do not support...
  • UK Government Eyeing Pizza Regulations [semi-satire]

    10/17/2018 10:12:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | John Semmens
    In a move to combat what it calls an “obesity epidemic,” Public Health England (PHE) is crafting rules to limit the size and number of toppings on pizzas. Dr Alison Tedstone, PHE chief nutritionist, promised that “our efforts will go beyond merely requiring restaurants to add healthier options to their menus. The real problem in our view is that customers could still choose unwisely. If we strictly control what can be offered we can eliminate unhealthy choices so that the consumer cannot make an unwise choice.” Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was “willing to do whatever it...
  • 2018 Midterm Predictions

    10/17/2018 10:07:10 AM PDT · by spacewarp · 45 replies
    Self | 10/16/2018 | Paul Rivers
    I'm looking at the polling and the predictions are strange. It appears that the polling, as usual, is a mess. Name Prediction Result Republican count Democrat count Independent count McSally Should easily beat traitor Sinnema. Retain 43 23 0 Nelson Will lose Turnover 44 23 0 Donnely Is most likely going to lose. It’s very tight, and probable turnover. Turnover 45 23 0 Smith Is in usually safe MN. Given her opponent, there’s a good chance she’s not as safe. This is a “Let’s see how election night turns out” seat. Retain 45 24 0 McCaskill Going down Turnover 46...
  • Democrats boycott Senate hearing on Trump's judicial nominees

    10/17/2018 10:04:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday boycotted a Judiciary Committee hearing to examine a group of Trump administration nominees, complaining that the hearing shouldn't have been scheduled while the Senate was out of town. Republican Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Mike Crapo of Idaho, and Ben Sasse of Nebraska were the only Republicans at the hearing, which was called to consider six of President Trump's judicial nominees. The top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, had a scheduling conflict, a spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner. She called on Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to...
  • Mississippi's senate special election is a chance to seat a real conservative

    10/17/2018 7:59:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    So, tell them again, Mitch McConnell and GOP swamp, why should Mississippi settle for a never-Trumper masquerading as a republican when they could send a verified conservative and supporter of Trump's agenda to Washington? The facts about the Mississippi special election to replace Thad Cochran have been completely misrepresented by the GOP “Vote Red” campaign. Making voters believe that the senate race is the usual partisan showdown, the GOP has pressured President Trump to endorse the governor-appointed candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith who is a proven democrat in republican clothing. The MSGOP even went as far as to coerce McDaniel voters wearing...
  • Elizabeth Warren New Leader of the #MeSioux Movement

    10/17/2018 7:57:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/18 | Katy Grimes
    Elizabeth Warren is the epitome of why racial preferences should be outlawed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) typifies the Democrat shrieking shrew who is angry all of the time. Warren, who falsified her job application to Harvard claiming she was Cherokee (based on her grandmother telling her she had high cheek bones), played the affirmative action card, and allowed Harvard Law School to call her the school’s only Native American professor. Newly released DNA test revealed Warren may have 1/1024 Native-American ancestry. Yet she lied about her ancestry to climb the well-paid academic ladder.
  • To choose whether or not to continue the 2016 American Voter Revolt

    10/17/2018 7:52:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/18 | Lee Cary
    A choice whether or not to determine the future of America by continuing the 2016 American Voter Revolt. If you’ve voted in several Presidential elections in America, you may have, at some time, felt unenthusiastic about choosing between the political version of Tweddle Dee and Dweddle Dum of Alice and Wonderland fame. You had cause to feel that way. It wasn’t your fault. Had you come of voting age in 1904, you not only would be dead now, you would have, throughout your life, missed the opportunity to choose between Presidential candidates representing two, distinct, major, political parties.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • Elizabeth Warren is not a Friend to Indian Country

    10/17/2018 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Claud · 14 replies
    Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter ^ | 10/16/2018 | Polly's Granddaughter
    "I have serious concern over Elizabeth Warren's claim that she is a non-enrolled Native American, "proved" by DNA. ..... By trying to make Native American identity about race instead of tribal sovereignty, Warren has done more harm with this DNA test than she ever did with her false claim of being Cherokee. I truly hope authentic Native Americans watch what she does more than they listen to what she says. She is not a friend to us or our tribal governments. Instead, she is a "skeen yoneg" [white devil] and she's leading an attack on tribal sovereignty that could destroy...
  • Trump Actually Is Virtuous—Where it Counts

    10/17/2018 1:08:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    American Greatness ^ | October 17, 2018 | Deion Kathawa
    It’s no secret that the American polity really doesn’t care about, nor does it fully understand, the role or demands of classical virtue—and that it hasn’t for a very long time. But many, especially (and hypocritically) those who derive an unhealthy thrill from scorning, mocking, and deriding any and all expressions of traditional virtue, are absolutely certain of one thing: President Trump emphatically is neither a virtuous man nor a virtuous president. I think they are right he is not a virtuous man. But I also think that’s not a terribly relevant observation. Why? Because the country (at their behest!)...
  • The Lexicon of the Left: Violence!

    10/16/2018 10:51:26 PM PDT · by Nomen Klatura · 9 replies
    Me | 10/16/18 | Nomen Klatura
    I have been thinking for years about the language that the Left uses, such as "We will fight for _____", or "this is a struggle", or "you cannot be civil with...", or "fight in the streets", just to name some familiar and recent examples. The lexicon of the Left is clear and consistent - rational discussion is not tolerated. They don't value the dialectic. Heck, they don't even know what the dialectic is. What worse, the Left doesn't understand what the Constitutional right to assemble and protest means. They think it means they can assemble to physically intimidate their opponents...
  • Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren Outed as Fake Woman of Color+Fake Cherokee

    10/16/2018 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | Mitch Wolfe
    Does this clueless woman have no judgment? Does she have no shame? In the 1990s, Warren self-described herself as a “woman of color”. There is a 1997 Fordham Law Review article in which Warren is described as Harvard’s Law faculty, first woman of color. The footnote at the end of the article, because law review articles are rigorously researched and fact-checked for accuracy, refers to a conversation had with the news director of Harvard Law School, in August 1996, which confirms in Harvard Law’s view that Warren is a woman of color.
  • You Didn’t Build That Teepee!

    10/16/2018 3:37:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/18 | Jim O'Neill
    Elizabeth Warren is 1/64 to 1/1024 native Peruvian, or something Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren once told We the People that “You didn’t build that teepee!” or something along those lines. Her point being that in terms of the universal gestalt everything is interconnected and there’s no free lunch…or everyone gets a free lunch, or something. In any event, we are pleased to see that Ms. Warren has undergone rigorous scientific testing in order to prove her Cherokee heritage once and for all.
  • Trump's Rising Black Support, Not Kanye West, Scares and Angers Democrats

    10/16/2018 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-16-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In what some have “Kanye Derangement Syndrome” we see the death throes of the divide and conquer identity politics that have long been the source of Democrat power and residual political success. Their mantra was that black conservatives could not possibly exist in the natural world. They had to be some kind of genetically modified organism to which, when someone wandered off the plantation, they would apply that scientific term, “Uncle Tom”. The problem for Democrats is that blacks are leaving their political plantation in increasing droves. In a bit of irony, they are pouring across ideologically open borders. Heeding...