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  • No Gun Signs in Dallas Texas

    04/30/2016 2:14:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been staying in the Dallas, Texas, metro area for 10 days now.  I have seen very few 30.06 signs or 30.07 signs. They are good sized signs and take up a considerable amount of space, so they are hard to miss, which is part of the legislative intent. I have noticed them in three places.  The sign pictured above is at the entrance to a Dallas pediatric center.  I was assisting my daughter in taking her son there for a checkup.  As she also has a 20 day old infant, an extra hand was appreciated.  The weather...
  • Decorated Green Beret Will Not Be Expelled for Confronting Afghan Child Rapist

    04/29/2016 11:05:48 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    The U.S. Army has decided not to discharge a decorated Green Beret for striking a local Afghan police commander accused of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy, Fox News has learned. Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland has confirmed to Fox News the Army’s decision not to kick him out.
  • Just How Offensive Is Will Ferrell's 'Reagan'? (Alert: Blood will boil)

    04/29/2016 9:06:31 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Seth Abramovitch
    But it does revolve around the conceit that the 40th president had no knowledge of where he was or what he was doing throughout his entire second term. The protagonist is Frank Corden, a low-level White House aide with a sweetly idealized view of American democracy. The first clues that Reagan is not in his right mind come early on: As Frank prepares coffee for Reagan re-election staffers, he overhears Treasury Secretary Don Regan (depicted as a stern, mentor-like figure) in a heated phone conversation with Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger (cartoonishly abusive, he's described as "all Brylcreem and forehead...
  • Road project opponents to pay hefty fees under proposed SC law

    04/29/2016 8:02:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | April 6, 2016 | Audrey Hudson
    Legislation moving through the state House and Senate would require that environmental groups using the legal system to object to road construction provide a sound basis for their claim before those projects are halted. Lawmakers supporting the bill, which includes almost all of the Horry County House delegation, say the legislation is needed to prevent the process from being abused to easily block road projects, including International Drive. “I started talking to folks on the coast, and they told me how any individual can just file an automatic stay against a project to slow it down for whatever reason,” said...
  • Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores

    04/29/2016 6:54:23 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 68 replies
    Pasadena Star News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Kevin Smith
    Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores When struggling retailer Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month in the face of more than $1 billion in debt, the company indicated that it had two options going forward. One of those was to shed underperforming stores and emerge from bankruptcy as an intact, but pared-down company. The other was to sell everything and cease operating. On Tuesday, the company appeared to choose the latter. . . . “With the minimum wage going up to $15 an hour and more people turning to...
  • Boom times for rent-a-mobs

    04/29/2016 5:58:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 05 DECEMBER 2013 | MIKE PARAZINO
    These are busy — and profitable — times for rent-a-mobs. Just days after Black Friday protests against Walmart stores, many of the same agitators will be out again on Thursday protesting at fast-food restaurants in New York City and across the country. We’re all supposed to pretend these are “organic” worker “uprisings” against exploitative employers; in fact, they’re all bankrolled by Big Labor and its allies. At the forefront of this perpetual protest machine is New York’s Restaurant Opportunities Center, the union-founded “worker center” infamous for its protest shakedowns of nonunion restaurants.
  • Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is more than $4 million under

    04/29/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 39 replies
    Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is more than $4 million under and still taking a paycheck from the people of Ohio. Cash on Hand $-4,226,838
  • Here Comes the Obama/UN Refugee “Surge” — Rebranded as “Safe Alternative Pathways”

    04/29/2016 3:22:56 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 27 April 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Across the United States, designated “Welcoming Communities” have begun receiving — or soon will be recipients of — Syrian “refugees” chosen by the United Nations and supposedly vetted by U.S. agencies. But only months ago top officials of these same agencies stated it would be impossible to vet the enormous pool of refugee applicants for terrorist and criminal backgrounds, or even to prove that they are from Syria, considering the chaos in the Middle East and lack of documentation among the migrant. Nevertheless, while in Germany last September, Secretary of State John Kerry promised the United States would take “a...
  • Meghan McCain: Carly Fiorina is great because she ‘warms up Ted Cruz’

    04/29/2016 1:48:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 90 replies
    Fox News host Meghan McCain argued on Thursday that GOP hopeful Ted Cruz had been smart to choose Carly Fiorina as his runningmate because she “warms up” the Texas senator. “I love Carly Fiorina,” McCain explained on the Thursday edition of Fox’s Outnumbered. “She has gone after Hillary Clinton the hardest. She rips out her jugular and serves it to me on a platter, which is what I want coming up in the election.” “What I like about Carly Fiorina is she warms up Ted Cruz,” she continued. “She’s going to reach out in Indiana to moms to women. How...
  • Harvard Law School: Protecting Anti-Semites, Targeting Conservative Students

    04/29/2016 12:25:19 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few days, you’ve almost certainly come across the name Husam El Qoulaq, the rabidly anti-Israeli, third-year Harvard Law School student who hurled an anti-Semitic trope at an Israeli parliamentarian during a question and answer session. What most of you may not be familiar with is the Orwellian-like hypocrisy employed by Harvard Law School to protect the identities of anti-Semitic agitators while at the same time utilizing all tools at their disposal to unmask the identities of bloggers, whose only crime was to expose a hoax committed by self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.” On...
  • The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR "A pit of vipers"

    04/29/2016 12:08:28 PM PDT · by beejaa · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 10, 2015 | John Angier
    From the video commentary: Published on Dec 10, 2015 The truth about Ted Cruz and the CFR “A pit of vipers, a pernicious nest of snakes that is working to undermine our sovereignty"
  • Obama Puts His Weight Behind Smart Gun Technology

    04/29/2016 12:05:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2016 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LICHTBLAU
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will use the power of his office to push for adoption of so-called smart gun technology that could eventually limit the use of a firearm to its owner, the White House announced Friday morning. The move is intended to allow Mr. Obama to confront firearms violence in the face of fierce opposition to broader gun control measures. But critics of smart gun technology, including some police officials, are expected to fight a proposal that they see as unproven and an unwarranted restriction on the freedom to use firearms. The initiative was unveiled on the White House...
  • Why Over Half of Prince's Estate Will Go To The Government

    04/29/2016 11:51:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 29, 2016 | Rachel Greszler
    It appears that the pop star Prince may have died without a will, leaving behind a multi-million dollar and growing estate. Although Prince has one full sister and five half-siblings, Prince’s family members will not be his biggest heirs. Both the federal government and Minnesota’s state government will assess so-called “death taxes” or estate taxes on Prince’s assets, taking away more than half his estate. Between his physical assets— cash, investments, home, etc.—and his future royalties, Prince’s estate has been estimated to be between $300 and $500 million. If Prince were married, he could have passed on the entirety of...
  • Tennessee Bill Grants Immunity for Toleration of Second Amendment Rights

    04/29/2016 11:49:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, SB 1736(pdf)  has passed the House and the Senate. It is a bill that grants immunity for toleration of Second Amendment rights.It has been enrolled and sent to Governor Bill Haslam.  Governor Haslam promised to sign “Constitutional” carry if it reached his desk, six years ago.  It seems likely that he will sign this bill. The bill passed the Senate 26 to 4, the House 77 to 13.  The bill follows a trend started by Wisconsin and Kansas, where people who chose to allow others to exercise their Second Amendment rights are granted immunity from civil action...
  • Barbara Boxer: Carly Fiorina Pick Shows Ted Cruz ‘Has No Judgment Whatsoever’

    04/29/2016 11:06:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) criticized Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for selecting former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate, arguing the pick shows the Texas senator has “no judgment whatsoever.” Fiorina challenged Boxer for her Senate seat in 2010, and lost the election by 10 points. Boxer effectively used Fiorina’s HP tenure against her, criticizing the former CEO for laying off thousands at the California-based company and moving many jobs overseas. The failed Senate campaign loomed large over Fiorina’s foray into the 2016 presidential race, which ended shortly after underwhelming performances in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire...
  • FBI paid less than $1M for iPhone hack -- and doesn't know how it works

    04/29/2016 10:57:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    CNet ^ | April 29, 20166:39 AM PDT | by Katie Collins
    Earlier reports suggested the iPhone-unlocking mechanism cost as much as $1.3 million. How much does it cost to hack into an iPhone? Not as much as we thought. The FBI paid less the $1 million to hack into the iPhone 5C of one of the San Bernardino shooters, Reuters reported Friday, a figure lower than some observers had previously estimated. FBI Director James Comey said last week the government had spent more money than he was set to make over the remainder of his tenure running the bureau. This was calculated to be $1.3 million. The software mechanism purchased...
  • Only One of Six Air Force F-35s Could Actually Take Off During Testing

    04/29/2016 10:35:37 AM PDT · by JhawkAtty · 37 replies
    Fortune ^ | APRIL 28, 2016 | Clay Dillow
    Software glitches continue to dog the nation’s newest fighter jet. Five of six Air Force F-35 fighter jets were unable to take off during a recent exercise due to software bugs that continue to hamstring the world’s most sophisticated—and most expensive—warplane. During a mock deployment at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, just one of the $100 million Lockheed Martin F-35s was able to boot its software successfully and get itself airborne during an exercise designed to test the readiness of the F-35, FlightGlobal reports. Nonetheless, the Air Force plans to declare its F-35s combat-ready later this year. Details...
  • F-35 office has 2,590 staff and $70 million annual budget

    04/29/2016 9:59:04 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 21 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 27 April, 2016 | James Drew
    It takes 2,590 military personnel, government civilians and full-time equivalent contractors and $70 million per year to run the world’s largest and most expensive military aircraft program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That’s according to the US Defense Department's F-35 chief Lt Gen Christopher Bogdan, who disclosed the staff count and annual budget of the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) at a congressional hearing about the $379 billion fighter procurement this week. The numbers include the two F-35 test forces located Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and Edwards AFB in California. Headquartered near the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia,...
  • The Case Against Women in Combat [Isaiah 3]

    04/29/2016 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Clough
    Imagine your seventeen-year-old daughter fighting for her life in hand-to-hand combat with battle-hardened enemy soldiers. How long would she survive? Two minutes? One minute? There is a resurgent movement to push female military personnel into ever more intimate contact with hostile forces. The few arguments mustered in support of doing this focus narrowly on manpower issues or misplaced feminist vanity. In all the literature on this subject that I have collected over several years, not once have I found a proponent of women in combat who would speak honestly about the consequences of thrusting our daughters into man-against-woman festivals of...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump is playing the joker's card

    04/29/2016 9:48:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Donald Trump might be playing "the joker's card" when he has said Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" as a presidential candidate. "I don't know what card he is playing, I mean what, the joker's card? That doesn't even count in a deck of cards," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference when asked to react to Trump's latest remarks. Pelosi said candidates for elected office shouldn't campaign on their gender. "It's not a winning message. The winning message is 'I think you should support me because I think I...
  • John Kasich Tells Oregon Voters His Wife Agreed: Keep Going

    04/29/2016 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kasich was helping his wife carry some clothes to the basement of their home in Ohio on Wednesday when they broached the subject that many Republicans have been wondering about. Should he continue his presidential campaign? After all, Mr. Kasich has not won a single state aside from Ohio. He has fewer delegates than Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who ended his own bid more than a month ago. And on Tuesday, Mr. Kasich even lost to Donald J. Trump in McKees Rocks, the Pennsylvania community where he grew up. “I said, ‘What do you...
  • Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’

    04/29/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated title. Full title: Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton’s Brand of Feminism ‘Defines Women as Perpetual Victims’ Could Cost Her Election Feminist provocateur Camille Paglia says Hillary Clinton’s adoption of a “blame-men-first” brand of feminism that “defines women as perpetual victims” who need protection and salvation from the government could be costly to her campaign. Writing at Salon, Paglia – the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars – asserts that Clinton adopted the “second-wave” brand of feminism – propagated by the “telegenic” Gloria Steinem, who stated, “A woman needs a man like a fish...
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a “juggernaut” in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language “be subjected to discrimination” means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State – Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • The Transgender Threat to Boys and Men

    04/29/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/29/2016 | Chris Ricketts
    Almost all counterarguments against allowing transgender individuals into sex-segregated spaces focus on the high likelihood of what harm will be caused to girls and women. However, to my knowledge there have been very few if any well-developed cases regarding the ramifications of allowing female transgender individuals into male sex-segregated spaces and what could happen to boys and men. Furthermore, the vast majority of rebuttals to allowing transgenders into sex-segregated spaces have focused almost solely on private areas such as restrooms and locker-rooms without further emphasis on incidents of privately owned, male-only businesses that have been coerced into accepting transgender individuals....
  • Feds appoint safety experts to Metro board (Washington DC)

    04/29/2016 7:38:32 AM PDT · by deks · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/28/16 | Melanie Zanona
    The Department of Transportation is appointing three new members to the board that oversees Washington’s Metrorail system to improve safety at the beleaguered transit agency. The announcement on Thursday comes amid heavy frustration with Metro’s continued safety problems and rail disruptions, including an unprecedented shutdown of the entire system for emergency inspections last month. “Building a safety culture is not easy and requires relentless focus at every level,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. “These three new Federal members will build on our promise to bring a laser-like focus on making the transit system of our nation’s capital...
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • Protesters Waving Mexican Flags Erupt Violently Outside Trump Rally in Calif.

    04/29/2016 6:43:15 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 52 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets late Thursday in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries. Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful as Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. After the event, however, the demonstration grew rowdy and spilled into the streets. At least four people were arrested and one Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the arena. One man jumped on a police car, leaving its front and rear windows smashed and the...
  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 6:40:29 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that “recalcitrant countries” that refuse to take criminal aliens that are being deported should not get federal aid from the U.S. and the U.S. should not give those countries more visas. “They should not be getting federal aid, and we shouldn’t be giving them visas so that more people from those countries can come to the United States,” said Chaffetz during a hearing on illegal immigration crime.
  • Consistent Surge of People Crossing Illegally

    04/29/2016 6:40:04 AM PDT · by Tammy8 · 14 replies
    KRGV ^ | April 28, 2016
    BROWNSVILLE – The number of people crossing the border illegally is on the rise. The Border Patrol chief said the number of people coming across is consistent with the surge two years ago. Chief Patrol Agent and Commander of the South Texas Corridor Manuel Padilla Jr. insisted this time, his agents are better prepared and border security isn’t in jeopardy. However, some people don’t agree. More than 80,000 people crossed the border illegally since October. It includes more unaccompanied children and family members from Central America and Mexico. It’s about the same as during the immigration crisis of 2014.
  • Here Comes the Obama/UN Refugee “Surge” — Rebranded as “Safe Alternative Pathways”

    04/29/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 4/27/2016 | William F. Jasper
    Across the United States, designated “Welcoming Communities” have begun receiving — or soon will be recipients of — Syrian “refugees” chosen by the United Nations and supposedly vetted by U.S. agencies. But only months ago top officials of these same agencies stated it would be impossible to vet the enormous pool of refugee applicants for terrorist and criminal backgrounds, or even to prove that they are from Syria, considering the chaos in the Middle East and lack of documentation among the migrant. Nevertheless, while in Germany last September, Secretary of State John Kerry promised the United States would take “a...
  • For 1 key group Trump's Muslim ban is yuuge

    04/29/2016 5:14:54 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    WND ^ | 04/28/2016
    When GOP front-runner Donald Trump first announced his temporary ban on non-citizen Muslims entering America, his idea was condemned by virtually the entire Republican Party. Jeb Bush responded, “Seriously?” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressed the nation to condemn it. Even Ted Cruz wouldn’t support it. But there’s one massive group of people that overwhelmingly backs Trump’s proposal for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration: Republican primary voters.
  • Running with a Gun in Dallas

    04/29/2016 4:50:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Legal open carry of modern handguns was partially restored to Texans on January 1st, 2016.  I was visiting Texas at the time and open carried a bit, but the cool weather in January made concealed carry more practical.  I returned to Dallas in April, to visit family and a new grandchild.This morning, on my aerobic exercise run, I was running west on Rosemeade Parkway.  A black and white police SUV approached on the other side of the boulevard, but did not slow down, and continued on its way without any sign of interest in me.  It was very near...
  • Economic Growth Worst In Two Years As Investment, Durables Spending Fall

    04/29/2016 4:33:20 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 29 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | April 29, 2016 | JED GRAHAM
    After crawling ahead at just a 0.5% annual pace in the first quarter, the slowest in two years, the American economy is due for a bounce — but how high? The jury is out whether the economy has simply hit another speed bump or is facing a more fundamental slowdown, but some details in Thursday’s Commerce Department report point to the latter. U.S. GDP also fizzled at the start of 2014 and 2015, shrinking 0.9% in the former and edging up 0.6% last year... Yet it’s iffy whether the economy can rebound to the same extent... On the plus side,...
  • Father’s Touching Letter to His Daughter With Down Syndrome on Her Wedding Day Goes Viral

    04/28/2016 10:34:26 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Apr 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Many fathers have penned heartwarming letters to their daughters on their wedding days, but few have reached eyes beyond their little girl’s. Paul Daugherty made a rare exception when he shared his letter to his daughter Jillian on her wedding day with The Mighty, a news website dedicated to reporting about issues that affect people with disabilities, diseases and mental illnesses. Jillian has Down syndrome. As her parents watched her grow, they heard people say that Jillian would never play sports or go to college or get married. On June 27, 2015, Paul’s little girl proved the doubters wrong when...
  • Virginia elections board adopts new voter registration form on party-line vote

    04/28/2016 10:15:32 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 5 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | April 29, 2016 | Michael Martz
    This year’s impending presidential election loomed large in a party-line vote by the State Board of Elections on Thursday to overhaul Virginia’s voter registration form to make it easier for Virginians to vote. ..... The board’s action was not related directly to McAuliffe’s sweeping executive order last week to restore voting and other civil rights to an estimated 206,000 felons.
  • ICE Released 86,288 Criminal Aliens from 2013-2015

    04/28/2016 10:11:30 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 1 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Sarah Saldana provided written testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that showed over 86,000 criminal aliens had been released back into the United States from fiscal year 2013 to 2015. According to Saldana’s written testimony, there were a total of 86,288 criminal aliens released from 2013 to 2015 when you add up the number of criminal releases in the past three years – 36,007 in FY 2013, 30,558 in FY 2014, and 19,723 in FY 2015. “As you are aware, in fiscal year (FY) 2013, ICE had...
  • Vanity: The Next Vice President of the US, Governor Susana Martinez (chance to start the vetting)

    04/28/2016 9:19:10 PM PDT · by morphing libertarian · 118 replies
    Self, various web sites ^ | April 28, 2016 | Self
    I place this name in nomination as the republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.
  • Simple Patriotism Trumps Ideology

    04/28/2016 8:08:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | APril 28,2016 | By PEGGY NOONAN
    You could see this aspect of Trumpism—I’m about America, end of story—in his much-discussed foreign-policy speech this week. I have found pretty much everything said about it to be true. It was long, occasionally awkward-sounding and sometimes contradictory. It was interesting nonetheless. He was trying to blend into a coherent whole what he’s previously said when popping off on the hustings. He was trying to establish that there’s a theme to the pudding. He was also trying to reassure potential supporters that he is actually serious, that he does have a foreign-policy framework as opposed to just a grab bag...
  • TSA Whistle-Blowers: Screeners Fleeing ‘Agency In Crisis’

    More than 100 of the Transportation Security Administration’s 48,000 airport screeners quit each week, and whistle-blowers told congressional investigators that “we remain an agency in crisis.” The personnel losses affect airport screening times across the country. “Many airports are complaining that TSA is getting worse, not better,” said House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz. TSA staffers testified Wednesday that senior employees are often not held accountable for misconduct and the TSA office created a hostile work environment by intimidating personnel by abusing integrity testing. “These leaders are some of the biggest bullies in government,” Jay Brainard, a...
  • Beyond Burden-Sharing: Would a Trump Administration Really Leave NATO?

    04/28/2016 6:39:15 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 31 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ted Galen Carpenter
    In both his March New York Times interview and his more recent foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump has created tremors within America’s stodgy, utterly complacent foreign policy elite. He has alarmed those self-anointed Mandarins regarding several issues, including his comments that under certain circumstances he would not object to Japan and South Korea acquiring independent nuclear deterrents. But his comments about NATO have probably caused the most consternation. Trump’s own preference appears to be for greater burden-sharing within the alliance—a unicorn that American politicians, policymakers, and pundits have been chasing for more than...
  • ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996

    04/28/2016 6:28:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 90 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 28 APRIL 2016 | BREITBART.COM
    ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday night’s sweep of five states.
  • Planned Parenthood Scores Another Courtroom Victory (Center for Medical Progress)

    04/28/2016 5:58:28 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/27/16 | Bob Eschliman
    The courtroom battles over the Center for Medical Progress (CMP)'s undercover investigative videos that highlighted Planned Parenthood's profiting from the trafficking of aborted baby tissue and organs continues to rage on. In California, the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and Planned Parenthood scored a minor victory when a federal judge issued an injunction preventing CMP and investigative journalist David Daleiden from releasing any more footage. According to Life Legal Defense Foundation, which is assisting with the legal battle, the judge's ruling was based in part on the NAF's allegations that the videos were "deceptively edited." In an amicus brief signed by...
  • Obama to make 'smart guns' push (cops say they don’t want to be guinea pigs)

    04/28/2016 5:23:07 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/28/16 | Sarah Wheaton
    President Barack Obama is opening a new front in the gun control debate, readying a big push for so-called smart gun technology — an initiative that the gun lobby and law enforcement rank and file is already mobilizing against. As early as Friday, Obama is set to formally release findings from the Defense, Justice and Homeland Security Departments on ways to spur the development of guns that can be fired only by their owner, according to industry and gun control sources. Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett is slated to preview the announcement for stakeholders on Thursday afternoon. It’s an intensification of...
  • 10 Myths About Canadian Health Care, Busted

    04/28/2016 4:37:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    PNHP ^ | Sara Robinson
    Conservatives are rumbling around the talk show circuit bellowing about the socialist threat to the (literal) American body politic. And, as usual, Canada is once again getting dragged into the fracas, shoved around by both sides as either an exemplar or a warning — and, along the way, getting coated with the obfuscating dust of so many willful misconceptions that the actual facts about How Canada Does It are completely lost in the melee. I’m both a health-care-card-carrying Canadian resident and an uninsured American citizen who regularly sees doctors on both sides of the border. As such, I’m in a...
  • AT LAST, AMERICA FIRST!

    04/28/2016 4:29:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 4-28-16 | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    Whether the establishment likes it or not, and it evidently does not, there is a revolution going on in America. The old order in this capital city is on the way out. America is crossing a great divide, and there is no going back. Donald Trump’s triumphant march to the nomination in Cleveland, virtually assured by his five-state sweep Tuesday, confirms it, as does his foreign policy address of Wednesday. Two minutes into his speech before the Center for the National Interest, Trump declared that the “major and overriding theme” of his administration will be – “America first.” Right down...
  • EPA slammed after refusing to cover Colorado county’s costs from toxic spill

    04/28/2016 3:23:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency came under fire Thursday after an official said the agency would not fully cover a Colorado county’s expenses stemming from the EPA-caused toxic wastewater spill at the Gold King Mine. Colorado Republicans blasted the agency after the Durango Herald reported that an EPA official nixed some of La Plata County’s proposed cooperative agreement for $2.4 million in spill-related costs over 10 years at a Wednesday board of county commissioners meeting. Sen. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican, described the report as “outrageous” and “yet another example of the Washington double standard,” adding that he would work...
  • Automating Ourselves To Unemployment: How shortsighted policies are creating a long-term crisis

    04/28/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 04/28/2016 | Adam Taggart
    Students of Austrian business cycle theory are familiar with the term malinvestment. A malinvestment is any poor use of resources or capital, commonly made in response to bad policy (usually artificially low interest rates and/or unsustainable increases in the monetary supply). The dot-com bubble that popped in 2001? The housing bubble that similarly burst in 2008? Those were classic examples of malinvestment.With this article, I'd like to introduce a related term: malincentive. While not part of the official economic lexicon, I consider a 'malincentive' a useful word to describe any promise of short-term gain whose long-term costs outweigh any...
  • Icegate: Now NSIDC Caught Tampering With Climate Records

    04/28/2016 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | James Delingpole
    You’ve read about the climate fraud committed ‘on an unbelievable scale’ by the shysters at NASA. You’ve read about how NOAA overestimated US warming by 50 percent. Now it’s NSIDC’s turn to be caught red-handed fiddling the data and cooking the books.
  • Learning to Love (Tolerate?) Big Government

    04/28/2016 2:37:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    APRIL 26, 2016 | Justin Fox
    Learning to Love (Tolerate?) Big Government (Link only, per rules)
  • RNC Will Cause a Backlash Vote With Their Constant Interference

    04/28/2016 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 24 replies
    Vanity | 04/28/2016 | Vendome
    So, I just read the "RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter". No Shiite? You dirty rotten bass turds can anally self mutilate for all I care. I just may drop my support for Cruz and throw in for Trump. I may even get "So Tired" of Winning but, you pathetic losers aren't going to continue acting without repercussions. In fact, if you suffered a concussion it would be a great day for America. GFY's!!!