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  • CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses David Webb of ‘white privilege’ before learning he’s black

    01/15/2019 3:46:58 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/19 | Brian Flood
    It was a rough day for author and CNN legal analyst Areva Martin on Tuesday. Martin accused Sirius XM radio and Fox Nation host David Webb of “white privilege” during a segment on a radio program before he broke the news. “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I’m black,” Webb said. The embarrassing moment occurred during a discussion about experience being more important than race when determining whether or not someone is qualified for a particular job. “I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world, done the work so that...
  • Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump

    12/24/2018 3:08:29 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies
    New York Times ^ | Thomas L. Friedman
    Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump Republican leaders need to mount an intervention. Thomas L. Friedman By Thomas L. Friedman Opinion Columnist Dec. 24, 2018 Up to now I have not favored removing President Trump from office. I felt strongly that it would be best for the country that he leave the way he came in, through the ballot box. But last week was a watershed moment for me, and I think for many Americans, including some Republicans. It was the moment when you had to ask whether we really can survive two more years of Trump as...
  • Rand Paul: Promise To End The War In Syria Is Why Trump Won The Election

    12/21/2018 6:50:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2018 | Tim Hains
    On 'America's Newsroom' Senator Rand Paul backed President Trump in the face of harsh criticism from Republicans over his decision to withdraw the 2,000-strong U.S. force from Syria. RAND PAUL: This is a very bold move for President Trump. It is exactly what he promised the American people -- in fact it is one of the reasons he won the election. Because he is different from so many Republicans who want us to be everywhere all the time around the world. They want us to be the world policeman, that every war on the planet we have to have our...
  • WELL HOUELLEBECQ THAT!

    12/15/2018 4:03:07 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 15,2018 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    You may have to go all the way back to the late 20th century to recall an article in Harper’s magazine that was worth reading, but the current issue features an article from the controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq that defends Donald Trump (“Donald Trump Is a Good President“) in ways that will drive just about everybody out of their minds But what’s most remarkable about the new American policies is certainly the country’s position on trade, and there Trump has been like a healthy breath of fresh air; you’ve really done well to elect a president with origins in...
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies
    Coindesk.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics

    10/31/2018 7:36:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 30, 2018 | Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni
    To understand how American voters are being driven apart, look no further than two powerful demographic forces: gender and education. Once, the political outlooks of white men without a college degree and white women with one were similar. In recent years, the groups, which represent about 40% of voters, have moved sharply apart. Analysis of the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey shows the division to be at its widest since the poll began measuring it in 1994. The gap is something new in American politics, and it has fundamentally changed how campaigns are waged. Once, white voters as a...
  • Why Your Vote Hasn’t Mattered Since 1913

    10/07/2018 7:29:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 120 replies
    The daily bell ^ | 6OCT18 | By Joe Jarvis
    “No taxation without representation!”That was a popular phrase during the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War. Colonists thought it was unfair to be taxed and subjected to English rule without consent.Today Washington DC hands down laws and taxes to every one of the 320 million people living in the United States.And just like under English rule, we are not represented in the federal government.Now I know what you’re thinking… we have the right to vote for our leaders.Our votes send Representatives, Senators, and the President to Washington DC. And they represent our interests in government. US Representatives are...
  • Gold Is Cheap. Inflation Is Coming. You Do the Math

    10/01/2018 6:57:57 PM PDT · by NRx · 94 replies
    Barrons ^ | 09-24-2018 | Andrew Bary
    Gold has gotten a bad rap. Long seen as the investment choice of the cranky and the fearful, the metal yields nothing; as Warren Buffett has said, it just “looks at you.” This year has been especially lackluster for gold. Its price has slumped 8%, to about $1,200 an ounce, and is off more than 35% from its high of $1,900 in 2011. Adding insult to injury, Vanguard will soon rechristen the largest gold-oriented U.S. mutual fund and shift its focus away from the metal. But this out-of-favor asset class now deserves a place in investment portfolios. Compared with stocks...
  • Why did Putin disregard his Turkish partner? (Turkey, Russia, Iran summit)

    09/10/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    The trilateral summit in Tehran between the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia was one of the most unusual parades of international diplomacy yet. It was televised live. Let’s remember the scenes: All who watched it saw how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blundered and how Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed him. Then it was a rare — if not unique — case of international diplomacy where a trilateral partnership considered detrimental to the interests of the West displayed signs of failure on a burning international issue.What has had the West — the transatlantic security system — worried for some time is NATO-member Turkey’s partnership...
  • PETA Wants Aretha Franklin’s Fur Coats: “This Would Secure Her Forever As An Angel For Animals”

    08/30/2018 3:41:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Vibe ^ | August 26, 2018 | Latifah Muhammad
    Aretha Franklin hasn’t been dead for a month and PETA is already reaching out to her estate. The animal rights organization wants Franklin’s family to give her fur collection to PETA’s donation program, which distributes collected items to refugees, homeless and wildlife rehab facilities. “PETA sent a letter asking the late Aretha Franklin’s estate to donate her vast fur coat collection to PETA’s fur donation program which sends furs to people in need in refugee camps and at homeless shelters as well as to wildlife rehabilitation facilities, which turn them into bedding for orphaned wildlife,” the organization announced in a...
  • The Importance to Liberals of Ignorance and Stupidity

    08/19/2018 8:29:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Aug, 2018 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." So said Martin Luther King, Jr. The danger lies, in part, in the fact that these characteristics are both intellectual and moral defects, which render the possessor of these flaws vulnerable to manipulation by those who use the illusion of morality to accomplish utterly immoral ends. Never in our lifetimes have these two flaws been more proudly demonstrated and celebrated than now, in reaction to the presidency of Donald Trump. Because of his effect, the incoherent emotionalism of the left, coupled with leftists' carefully taught inability to...
  • An insulting question: 'Could you survive poverty?'

    07/30/2018 8:04:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 124 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/30/2018 | Barbara Simpson
    One of them caught my attention and I could hardly believe my eyes. I had to read it a couple of time before the reality sank in. Here it is, verbatim, with their underlining emphasis, not mine: Could you survive poverty? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host a Community Poverty Simulation. (It went on to note the date and location of this event and a contact number for those wishing to register to participate.) This poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants understand what it might be like to be a part of a typical low-income...
  • Climate change killed the aliens, and it might kill us too, new simulation suggests

    07/16/2018 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 61 replies
    nbc fake news ^ | Jun.07.2018 | Brandon Specktor
    Did climate change already kill all the aliens we've been searching for? According to astrophysicist Adam Frank, it's certainly a possibility — and whether humans are doomed to the same fate may already be out of our hands. Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester in New York, is the lead author of a new paper published May 1 in the journal Astrobiology that aims to take what Frank calls a "10,000-light-year" view of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change. Using mathematical models based on the disappearance of a real-life lost civilization here on Earth (the former...
  • Are we truly alone in the cosmos? New study casts doubt on rise of alien life in our galaxy

    07/16/2018 10:04:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 91 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Seth Shostak
    t’s something people tell me all the time, and usually in hushed tones: “With a trillion planets out there, we really can’t be the only intelligent beings in the galaxy.” In other words, given the enormous amount of real estate in space, aliens are sure to exist. So why haven’t we found any? I don’t dispute this straightforward idea because, after all, it underpins the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). But not everyone agrees. A recent paper by three researchers at the University of Oxford is throwing shade on those who feel confident that the cosmos is thick with extraterrestrials....
  • More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America

    07/16/2018 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America Posted by Daniel Greenfield 58% of Democrats believe in UFOs, but only 32% are proud to be American. Only 37% of Republicans believe in flying saucers, but a full 80% are proud of their country. Almost twice as many Democrats are willing to believe in being abducted by space aliens than in their country. Hillary Clinton had promised that if elected, she would find out the truth about the little green men and suggested that the planet had already been visited by aliens. "Maybe we could have, like, a...
  • The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

    07/15/2018 1:24:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 81 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | June 4, 2018 | Thomas E. Woods
    No wonder my listeners demanded this episode. Saifedean Ammous takes an economic perspective informed by the Austrian School and applies it to Bitcoin and why it matters. He discusses the various roles Bitcoin can play, and parries common objections. (We also take an animated detour into the BCH/BTC discussion, for those of you interested.)
  • Russian World Cup Hailed as “Best Ever”.....

    07/13/2018 8:08:50 PM PDT · by caww · 49 replies
    EurasiaFuture ^ | 7/13/2018 | Adam Garrie
    The President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Gianni Infantino has praised the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia as the most successful in history. “Since [a] couple of years I was saying that this would be the best World Cup ever; today I can say it with even more conviction because I lived it and you lived it. It is the best World Cup ever. Thank you Russia!”....... FIFA’s head also stated,......“The legacy of this World Cup will put Russia on the top of the countries in terms of football around the world”. The presence of teams...
  • 'Westworld' star Evan Rachel Wood goes on hunger strike for families separated at US border (24 hrs)

    06/25/2018 5:38:09 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25 June 2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    “Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood said Sunday she was participating in a 24-hour hunger strike to raise awareness about the children who were separated from their families upon crossing the U.S. border. Wood, 30, was in Texas over the weekend visiting shelters and meeting with families who were released from detention and were awaiting their next steps. She told People magazine that it is a “privilege and not a sacrifice” to take part in the hunger strike. “It’s a small price to pay considering what families are going through,” she told the magazine.
  • Here’s How Trump Wants to Streamline Government

    06/23/2018 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 21, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration proposes to reform and reorganize government by streamlining food regulation, merging two Cabinet departments, and consolidating housing programs.Combining the Education and Labor departments is among 32 proposals in a plan released Thursday by the Office of Management and Budget in response to a charge President Donald Trump issued 14 months ago.“We wanted to change the dialogue in Washington, to say it’s not acceptable to have things that just don’t make sense,” Margaret Weichert, OMB’s deputy director for management, told The Daily Signal.Weichert did not provide an estimate of savings, but said it would be clear in the...
  • High Court: Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    06/21/2018 7:58:37 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 162 replies
    AP ^ | June 21, 2018 | Hessuca Gresko
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. snip “Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States. These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of...