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  • You Should Totally Trust Our Elite Institutions...Not

    08/14/2019 10:05:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies ^ | 8/15/2019 | KURT SCHLICHTER
    All you crazy kooks who doubt our accomplished and selfless elite and the institutions our elites manage are crazy kooks, willing participants in crazy kooky conspiracy theories that are both crazy and kooky. Also, Donald Trump was totally a Russian agent who did lines of emoluments off a hooker’s tummy alongside Putin in Moscow. You look at something like America’s most notorious prisoner, Jeffrey Epstein, suddenly gacking himself in federal custody after having tried to do it a couple weeks ago, and you’re not wrong for wondering if maybe there’s a bit more to the tale than some short eyed...
  • Bernie Sanders, Surging: Our Goal is ‘Transforming the Economy and the Government

    08/13/2019 9:18:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/13/2019 | Joel B Pollak
    BERLIN, New Hampshire — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told a packed breakfast crowd at the White Mountain Chalet Caterers that the goal of his campaign was “transforming the economy and the government of the United States, so that it works for all of us and not just the one percent.” Sanders spoke just moments after a new Gravis poll suggested that he had taken the lead in what is largely a three-way race in the Granite State, surpassing former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
  • Postal Service losing billions and delivering fewer packages as it burns cash

    08/12/2019 3:46:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 8/09/19 | Brittany De Lea
    Not only is the U.S. Postal Service delivering less mail – it is now delivering fewer packages Opens a New Window. after it warned Congress Opens a New Window. it could run out of cash in the not so distant future. In the agency’s latest quarterly statement, it reported a net loss of nearly $2.3 billion as it delivered 3.2 percent fewer packages. Revenue from packages, however, increased due to higher prices. But the decline in package volume – the first decrease in nearly a decade – could spell even more trouble for the financially-stricken agency, as its courier competitors...
  • Wal-Mart vs. Polit-Morons

    08/11/2019 7:39:42 AM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 17 replies
    Email | 8/11/2019 | Email
    Wal-Mart vs. Polit - Morons 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart Every hour of every day. 2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year. 4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target +Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined. 5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English. 6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the world. 7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined,...
  • Who Would You Trust If You Were an MCC Prison Guard?

    08/10/2019 9:06:42 PM PDT · by tenger · 67 replies
    Tenger -Vanity
    The wife and I got into a discussion today. Here's the topic. If you were a prison guard at MCC where Epstein was being held and knew the truth (and could back it up), how would you get the truth out? Go to your supervisor who may be in on it? Go to the Feds? If so, who? Who would you go to and how would you do it? Obviously we are living in a different era where many Feds can't be trusted unfortunately. I concluded that I'd try the six degrees of Kevin Bacon approach and use all my...
  • Why are government cost projections always so utterly wrong?

    08/08/2019 7:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2019 | Jack Hellner
    The Congressional Budget Office and other such experts of public finance routinely severely underestimate the cost of major government programs such as Medicare, Social Security, student loans, government pensions, lifetime health benefits for government employees, and Obamacare. They also miss estimates on "smaller" government projects (we're still talking billions here) such as the "big dig" in Boston and the bullet train in California. They're always underestimating these costs. Why are we always so broke at most government entities? Why do these costs always overshoot their budgets? The short answer is that politicians and bureaucrats routinely underestimate the costs of all...
  • Problems a Booming Economy Can’t Solve

    08/07/2019 5:47:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Return to Order ^ | July 2018 | John Horvat II
    A booming economy should help people make good financial decisions since more money can be directed to other needs. That is why savings rates normally go up as the economy improves. People naturally tend to take advantage of better days especially after bad or slow times. This is not happening now. Many Americans are spending more on consumer goods, but they are not saving their money or accumulating wealth. No Emergency Funds Nearly a quarter of households, for example, do not have any available emergency funds according to a survey conducted by the SSRS research firm. Another third do not...
  • Game control is NOT the answer

    08/05/2019 1:06:33 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 2 replies
    Just stop calling for government, just stop. Video games are no more responsible for shootings than guns are. Children learning to use guns to defend themselves is a good thing and government regulation is a bad thing. Kids have always played "cops & robbers", "cowboys & indians" and "war", there is nothing wrong with it and it is healthy.
  • Robert Mueller condemns Trump's 'problematic' praise of WikiLeaks

    07/24/2019 6:15:30 PM PDT · by steveben · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/24/2019 | Jeremy Herb
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller condemned President Donald Trump's tweets touting WikiLeaks' stolen emails during the 2016 campaign, in what were his sharpest comments criticizing the President's conduct. "Problematic is an understatement in terms of what it displays in terms of giving some hope or some boost to what is and should be illegal activity," Mueller said after Rep. Mike Quigley, an Illinois Democrat, read Trump's tweets aloud during the House Intelligence Committee hearing, the second of two high-profile public hearings Wednesday. Mueller also called Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter messages exchanged with WikiLeaks "disturbing" and said they were subject to...
  • Budget agreement could be reached today

    07/22/2019 1:22:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 22, 2019 | Hillary Vaughn, Blake Burman, Chad Pergram
    Three sources tell FOX News and FOX Business that budget talks between House Democrats and the White House are winding down, and a deal is close to being completed. These sources tell FOX Business that the deal includes spending caps and debt ceiling increases for two years each, respectively. The deal reportedly includes spending increases for defense and non-defense spending. A source close to the negotiations tells FOX Business that, for now, the deal would put no restrictions on reprogramming money for spending items – like a border wall. Sources tell FOX News’ Chad Pergram that the deal would permanently...
  • Liberty Rising: One Cowboy's Ascent: The Murder of LaVoy Finicum

    07/21/2019 12:03:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/19 | Judi McLeod
    "Dad was One Cowboy who stood to uphold and defend the United States Constitution against domestic adversaries" Haunted by the mental picture of the body of patriot cowboy LaVoy Finicum lying in the winter Oregon snow, Canada Free Press wrote back in March of 2016… ““Maybe some day, a song writer with heart will come along and mark his passing with ‘The Ballad of LaVoy Finicum’ to remind us all in song about the cold-blooded cruelty of governments who put power and one-upmanship ahead of the dignity of human life.” That day has come. Much better than any ballad is...
  • The U.S. Government Has Found a Devious Way to Hire More Bureaucrats

    07/20/2019 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 15 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 20, 2019 | John York
    To constrain the growth of central government, conservatives have fought to keep down the number of federal bureaucrats. This strategy has failed. Since the 1960s, the number of federal employees has remained constant at about 2 million, yet federal power has greatly expanded. This phenomenon arises because Washington has outsourced many civil service functions to contractors, nonprofit groups, and lower levels of government. According to New York University professor Paul Light, the true size of the federal government’s “blended workforce” is now somewhere between 7 million and 9 million people. The biggest portion of the blended federal workforce consists of...
  • Alexandria Occasionally-Coherent (AOC) Announces Reparations Plan

    07/14/2019 11:42:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/19 | William Kevin Stoos
    Money does not grow on trees: "Sure it does," replied AOC confidently, "we have hundreds of trillions of trees. We simply cut them down, make wood pulp, print paper money, Government can afford anything. You just do not understand economics When Alexandria Occasionally-Coherent wants to create news, she calls for a press conference. But when she wants to grab a headline she does what every smart politician does—she calls ace reporter Hugh Betcha of the mighty Canada Free Press. Hugh, who walks with kings and princes, is widely respected on both sides of the aisle in Washington, and recently won...
  • Government Bullies

    07/10/2019 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 10, 2019 | John Stossel
    The city of Dunedin, Florida, wants Jim Ficken's home.Ficken's mom died, so he went to South Carolina to take care of her estate. He asked a friend to look after his house.But then the friend died, and no one cut Ficken's grass. When it grew to 10 inches, Dunedin officials started fining him $500 a day.The fine is now about $30,000."I was shocked," Ficken says in my latest video. City officials say they will foreclose on his home if he doesn't pay the fine, and Ficken doesn't have that much money."Do you have $30,000 lying around?!" he asked me."The city...
  • How to do infrastructure right

    07/07/2019 6:32:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 06, 019 | Nicole Gelinas
    In late April, President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders finally found something they agreed on: infrastructure. Outside the White House after a meeting with the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat, issued the pronouncement, “Big and bold.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democrat from New York, echoed the takeaway: “We agreed on a number, which was very, very good, $2 trillion.” Trump himself has been publicly quiet but didn’t dispute that he told the Democrats he “like[s] the number.” By May, this renewed spirit of cooperation had fallen apart, at least temporarily, with a second meeting collapsing...
  • Dems Promise Free Health Care for All [semi-satire]

    06/29/2019 11:21:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 June 2019 | John Semmens
    As candidate after candidate insisted that health care is a human right, the entire field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders found themselves unable to exclude any human being from the enjoyment of this universal right. In a show of hands at a debate every candidate agreed that illegal immigrants would be included in their health plans should he or she succeed in getting elected in November 2020. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass) explained that “human rights aren’t only for American citizens. They are for everyone. Withholding these benefits from anyone would be immoral. To use a man-made demarcation line like a...
  • Holt Asks 2020 Dems to Raise Their Hands For Government-Run Health Care. The Result Was Lopsided

    06/27/2019 2:40:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/26/19 | Caleb Howe
    The “by a show of hands” challenge has a controversial past in American presidential debates. Republicans chafed and objected in 2007. Trump stood alone in 2016. And on Wednesday at the NBC Democratic Debate, the first primary debate of the 2020 season, the show of hands-on health care got big applause from the crowd, but only two hands up on stage. **SNIP** “Who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan, just a show of hands,” said Holt. Only Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio raised their hands, as the crowd timidly at first and...
  • How conservatives in California — and nationally — could turn America around

    06/25/2019 7:56:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Hill (of all places) ^ | June 25, 2019 | Lewis K. Uhler and Peter Ferrara
    Recently, California Gov. Gavin Newsom — who makes former Gov. Jerry Brown look like a conservative — declared that the national Republican Party is headed for the “waste bin of history” because of its policies. This from one who wants universal (taxpayer-supported) health care for undocumented migrants in California and taxpayer-supported preschool for all 3-year-olds by the same public school system that is failing elementary and high school students, with no solution for the many homeless in cities of the Golden State. California can be saved from the progressives seeking the Democratic presidential nomination by broadening the base of commonsense...
  • Mayor Turner Wants "Congestion Pricing" On Houston Roads

    06/25/2019 12:07:42 PM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 34 replies
    Urban Reform ^ | 06/24/2019 | Charles Blain
    Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum (District K) offered the amendment, with the full support of Mayor Sylvester Turner, and it would have created an exploratory committee to research the new fee. “This is just an opportunity for us to look for another way to source some additional revenue,” she said as she rolled out the amendment. The amendment died because of a tie vote of 7-7 (two council members were out of chambers and couldn’t vote), but there wasn’t much of a discussion as to what exactly is a congestion fee and what commuters should expect.
  • Lyn Ulbricht-Uncaged (An Interview with Ross Ulbricht's Mother)

    06/13/2019 12:47:44 PM PDT · by OddLane
    Your Welcome ^ | 6/12/19 | Michael Malice
    Michael Malice interviews Lynn Ulbricht, who describes the government's prosecution of her son, Ross Ulbricht, and her fight for his freedom.