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  • Is Capitalism Slavery ? Or is it Socialism ?

    07/22/2018 1:48:59 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 31 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | July 22, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I love socialists. Why? Because they ask the fundamental questions. I hate socialists, too. Why? Because they give the wrong answers. Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently asked, “Are we going to be a slave state or are we going to be a free state?” She meant to imply that socialism is freedom — and capitalism is slavery. Most people operate in the center. They eschew ideological arguments in favor of splitting the difference. That’s why we have partial captialism and partial socialism in America. The controls, the regulations, the subsidies, the high taxes, Medicare, Social Security, federal education? Those...
  • US rightwing groups bankroll campaign to free Tommy Robinson

    07/22/2018 1:11:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22/7/18 | Mattha Busby
    A rightwing American thinktank that spent a five-figure sum on Tommy Robinson’s legal defence has said it is aware of up to four other similar organisations bankrolling a high-profile campaign to release him. The Middle East Forum has also paid for foreign speakers to attend “Free Tommy” rallies in the UK in addition to funding the far-right activist’s court defence. Robinson, the founder of the English Defence League whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, has hired a prominent criminal barrister who has previously defended high-profile celebrities to appeal against a 13-month prison sentence for contempt of court. Outrage around the...
  • Environmental regulations are the only thing between us and the sea | Opinion

    07/22/2018 12:34:37 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 46 replies
    nola ^ | July 22, 2018 | Bob Marshall, columnist
    If you're paying a mortgage on a house south of Interstate10, I have some bad news for you. For that matter, if you own a business, work or play south of that line (I'm thinking hunting and fishing) the news is just as dire: President Donald Trump and your GOP congressional delegation are preparing to increase the odds that the Gulf of Mexico will drown your homes and any future your grandchildren might have in south Louisiana. That's because Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a regular opponent of government regulations on businesses, to fill the coming vacancy on the Supreme...
  • John Brennan targeted for testimony

    07/22/2018 12:16:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said on Sunday that his committee will seek testimony from John Brennan, a CIA director under former President Barack Obama who has become a fierce critic of President Trump."We have lots of questions for John Brennan and he will definitely be sought by the committees for an interview," Goodlatte said during a Fox News interview on "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo. "This is an extremely disturbing thing to see both he and [former FBI] James Comey, supposedly impartial government officials carrying out their jobs in very important areas in intelligence gathering and...
  • McCarthy on FISA application: "This is so bad...look at the judges."

    07/22/2018 12:05:54 PM PDT · by aspasia · 43 replies
    fox & friends via youtube ^ | Jul 22, 2018 | Mccarthy
    Watch here.
  • About Time: House Judiciary Committee Targets Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan For Testimony

    07/22/2018 9:07:50 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 22, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) said Sunday in a Fox News appearance his Committee is seeking testimony from former CIA Director, John Brennan. Snip~~ “We have lots of questions for John Brennan and he will definitely be sought by the committees for an interview. This is an extremely disturbing thing to see both he and James Comey, supposedly impartial government officials carrying out their jobs in very important areas in intelligence gathering and law enforcement, express the kind of extreme bias that they’ve shown now, which I think reflects quite accurately on what they were doing back in 2016,”...
  • FIRST THOUGHTS ON THE CARTER PAGE FISA APPLICATION

    07/22/2018 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 21, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Given that most of the application that Barack Obama’s Department of Justice submitted to the FISA court to obtain a surveillance order on Carter Page has been redacted, what we can say about the application is limited. Still, a few things stand out. First, the FISA application expresses confidence that Page was an agent of the Russian government, and engaged in criminal activity: But Page has never been charged with anything. Accordingly, the least we can say is that Obama’s FBI and DOJ were wrong. Second, the application’s description of Christopher Steele and the provenance of his dossier was misleading...
  • Why hasn’t Carter Page been charged if he IS a spy according to the FISA warrant?

    07/22/2018 8:51:28 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    The Truth
    The Obama DOJ labeled Carter Page as engaged in clandestine activities and collaborating with foreign intelligence to the FISA court about 2 years ago and yet nobody has arrested him or indicting him with any sort of espionage crime, not even Mueller has done anything about it. Some of the idiots on the left think Page must be collaborating with Special Counsel and that’s why he hasn’t been charged yet but even if he was doing so, they wouldn’t be allowing him to going around on television shows giving interviews, they would shut that down. Carter Page was the vehicle...
  • 'Deep State' Rubio: DOJ, FBI Did Not Do 'Anything Wrong' With Carter Page Surveillance

    07/22/2018 8:34:17 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the Department of Justice and FBI did nothing “wrong” while obtaining the FISA warrants for surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Rubio said, “I don’t believe that them looking into Carter Page means they were spying on the campaign......
  • Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!

    07/22/2018 8:04:53 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 79 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 22, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama’s former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, came clean on CNN and stated that former President Obama was behind spying on President Trump! Snip~~~ (If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.)
  • Carter Page Surveillance Documents Indicate State Department Provided Initial Info

    07/22/2018 8:01:56 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2018 | Aaron Klein
    Documents released on Saturday related to the wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page reveal information that contributed to the government’s application to monitor Page originated with the State Department under the Obama administration in October 2016. That detail may be particularly relevant since numerous officials from John Kerry’s State Department have been fingered for playing roles in the distribution – and in one case, possibly also the compilation – of the largely discredited, 35-page anti-Trump dossier which focused in significant part on Page. Winer related that while he was at the State Department, he repeatedly passed documents from...
  • Trump ramps up scrutiny of legal immigrants

    07/22/2018 7:58:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Trump administration is stepping up efforts to curb legal immigration, taking a series of actions in recent weeks that could lead to deportation for people already granted citizenship. The director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – an office established in 2003 to process immigrant applications for visas, work permits, green cards and citizenship – told the Associated Press recently that the agency is hiring dozens of lawyers and immigration officers to review cases of immigrants who are suspected of having lied to officials during the naturalization process. The office made public on July 5 a memo...
  • Trump: Congratulations to Judicial Watch and Tom Fitton on getting the Carter Page FISA documents.

    07/22/2018 7:41:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 22, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Congratulations to @JudicialWatch and @TomFitton on being successful in getting the Carter Page FISA documents. As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of “Justice” and FBI misled the courts. Witch Hunt Rigged, a Scam!
  • Washington state wildlife officials resisted sending copter, sheriff to save woman treed by wolves

    07/22/2018 7:35:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Capital Press ^ | July 18, 2018 | Don Jenkins
    Recordings and summaries of emergency calls show Washington wildlife officials at first objected to an air rescue of a woman treed by wolves, or help from the Okanogan County sheriff. Washington wildlife managers initially opposed sending a helicopter or a search-and-rescue team to save a woman treed by wolves in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, according to recordings and summaries of emergency calls. ... Notes from a call between DNR dispatcher Jill Jones and a wildlife officer summarized WDFW’s position, and her position, shortly before the helicopter launched. “No helicopter. Federally listed species. 3 WDFW personnel saying so,” according to DNR’s...
  • Why is Mueller handing off key cases?

    07/22/2018 7:17:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/21/18 | Byron York
    Something has been going on with Robert Mueller's investigation of people thought to have played significant roles in the Trump-Russia affair. The special counsel, assigned to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Trump," has been farming out seemingly important parts of the investigation to offices outside his own.In April, Mueller referred an investigation of close Trump associate Michael Cohen to federal prosecutors in New York. This month, the U.S. attorney in Washington — not Mueller — indicted Maria Butina on charges of being an unregistered Russian agent. And also...
  • Agencies investigate conditions for separated migrant children (Trumps' Fault)

    07/22/2018 6:42:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    WP ^ | July 20, 2018 | Michael E. Miller
    State and federal agencies are investigating conditions at an Illinois shelter following a Washington Post report that included allegations of abuse against children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ office of inspector general and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have each opened a probe of Casa Guadalupe, a shelter in the Chicago suburbs run by the nonprofit Heartland Alliance, the shelter said Friday. SNIP Four children said shelter employees had made them do chores, including scrubbing toilets with their bare hands. An 11-year-old boy from Guatemala claimed...
  • Clinton Hints Putin Played Trump @ Helsinki & Questions Why He has not 'Spoken Up for our Country'

    07/22/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/21/2018 | Keith Griffith
    Clinton spoke on Saturday at OZY Fest in Central Park where she was interviewed by the digital magazine's investor Laurene Jobs. 'The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country,' Clinton said. 'We saw that most clearly in this most recent meeting with Putin. We don't know what was said in the room with just the two of them.' She also implied that Trump was a patsy getting played by Putin. Clinton admitted she didn't get along with Putin when she was secretary of state. 'To be fair, hardly anyone who believes in freedom gets...
  • The dating swamp: How finding love in DC may be impossible for young Trump and GOP staffers

    07/22/2018 3:29:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/21/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Trying to find love in D.C. can be tricky. If you’re a young Trump administration staffer, it might be near impossible. GOP employees and other right-wingers have been complaining that dating in one of the most Democratic cities in America is a political minefield. They’ve been called out, flipped off and told they are personally responsible for the death of democracy. One 29-year-old lobbyist told Fox News that learning to date in a Trump world is “absolutely insane.” “It’s getting so bad,” the lobbyist, who asked to remain anonymous because she works with the administration, said.
  • Elon Musk is a total fraud

    07/21/2018 11:40:05 PM PDT · by deek69 · 120 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7-21-2018 | Maureen Callahan
    One disastrous tweet has finally revealed Elon Musk for what he is: a fraud. Enraged that a British cave diver called his idea to rescue the Thai soccer team for what it was — “a p.r. stunt [with] absolutely no chance of working” — Musk took to Twitter and called him a “pedo.” Just like that, Tesla’s market value plummeted by $2 billion.
  • Why the Christian Right has embraced Putin

    07/21/2018 7:42:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/18 | Jeff Sharlet
    Last week’s arrest of Marina Butina, the 29-year-old operative who allegedly wielded sex as a weapon to spy for Russia, revealed not one but two channels into American power pursued by Russian intelligence. We’ve known for a while now that the Russians have attempted to use the NRA, and America’s love affair with guns, to shape the nation’s politics. But Butina’s other “backdoor” was more surprising: the faith community, which she infiltrated through the National Prayer Breakfast. The annual National Prayer Breakfast dates back to 1953, and every US president since Eisenhower has regularly attended, along with much of Congress,...