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  • When doctors ignore a living will and prolong suffering

    01/21/2019 4:30:54 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The wife of a retired periodontist suffering from Alzheimer’s, Dr. Gerald Greenberg, has filed a lawsuit against a New York hospital claiming that doctors violated his last wishes. As the New York Post reports, Mrs. Elaine Greenberg’s husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in his fifties and by the age of 63 was completely disconnected from the real world. But shortly after finding out about his condition and while still in a sound state of mind he had drawn up a living will which effectively established a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. When Dr. Greenberg fell seriously ill and...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 3 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • WATCH: Dems Say Open Borders Is A Fake Crisis, But Border Patrol COMPLETELY Debunks Them

    01/21/2019 4:06:28 PM PST · by yoe · 3 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | January 21, 2019 | Chris Donaldson
    With no end in sight to either the government shutdown or the national security crisis at the southern border, Democrats continue to put their own political agendas over whats best for America by refusing to negotiate with President Trump.By the time that Trump took to the podium on Saturday afternoon to propose a deal that would put federal workers back on the job and get the paychecks restarted for those affected and their families, power-drunk Nancy Pelosi had already turned down the opportunity to negotiate an end to the impasse.Scroll down to Video.Our border is not a political football Nancy....Americans...
  • Watch Out For Far Left Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren

    01/21/2019 3:57:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Rachel Alexander
    Everyone knows that Democratic Senator Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren of Massachusetts falsely claimed to be Native American. But what do we know about her record? She announced a couple of weeks ago that she has formed an exploratory committee for president, and is considered one of the leading contenders for the Democratic ticket.Dont buy into her pseudo-populist rhetoric. She is no moderate Democrat. The Boston Globecorrectlyobservedabout her early campaigning in New Hampshire, Elizabeth Warrens N.H. swing is about poaching Bernie Sanders base. The Guardiannotesthat commentators often talk of a Sanders-Warren wing of the Democratic party. And New York Magazinepoints outthat it...
  • Barrs first task as AG: Look at former FBI leaders conduct

    01/21/2019 3:50:05 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/2019 | Kevin Brock
    During the Senate Judiciary Committees interview of attorney general nominee William Barr last Tuesday, committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked: Are there rules on how you can do counterintelligence investigations in the FBI? Barr replied, I believe there are. Indeed there are, Mr. Barr. There are very specific rules governing the FBIs ability to initiate and conduct counterintelligence investigations. These rules bear the title of the role you soon may take on for the second time. They are referred to as the Attorney General Guidelines, or AGG. Please read and understand them. This may seem like a basic request...
  • Black-Nationalist Bigotry

    01/21/2019 3:49:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    NRO ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Molly Powell
    One aspect of the Covington controversy has received very little coverage, let alone condemnation: the outright racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism of the (very small) black-nationalist group confronting the teenagers. If you watch the nearly two-hour YouTube video, filmed by a man who seems to be a member of the Black Israelites, you will see the black men, all adult, hurling insult after insult at the students, for well over an hour. It seems accidental that the students and the black nationalists are at the same spot on the mall the former waiting for their buses back to Kentucky and...
  • Liberals Are Bigots, But It's Okay Because That Kid Had a MAGA Hat

    01/21/2019 3:20:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Jim Treacher
    Here's a rule of thumb I came up with a few years back, and maybe you've noticed it too: By the time I learn enough about a huge news story to realize I don't care, it turns out to be bull$#!+ anyway. The press latches onto something, focuses on it like a laser, and then it turns out to be nothing. This keeps happening, again and again. And over the weekend, it happened twice in as many days. First, BuzzFeed gave us the impeachment-justifying scoop of the century that, er... wasn't. The bombshell was a bust. Then, for some reason,...
  • South Korea bypassing North Korea sanctions

    01/21/2019 3:15:54 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | Jan 13, 2019
    President Moon Jae-ins government is seeking ways to circumvent international sanctions against North Korea to reopen an inter-Korean industrial park. The Kaesong industrial complex north of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas was shut down in February 2016 after Pyongyang conducted its fourth nuclear test. The ensuing moves by Seoul officials suggest the Moon administration is seeking to resume the inter-Korean projects, particularly the joint industrial park, as a catalyst for the Norths denuclearization rather than a step to be taken after a significant progress is made. But it would prove practically impossible to bypass sanctions imposed by a...
  • Sorry, Trump's Wall Speech Was Brilliant

    01/21/2019 3:08:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Larry Provost
    My kid is an immigrant and came to America legally. I look with awe and wonder at him, remembering how his only wish was to come to America and have a family. It peeves me that illegal aliens are allowed to not only jump in line ahead of him like the schoolyard bully, but even reap benefits that he could not get (while he was waiting for his citizenship my son could not legally attend school for credit though illegals usually can). Angel Families surely feel what I feel, though much more magnified. Their pain is our pain and we...
  • The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross (TDS Alert)

    01/21/2019 3:07:52 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 | Nicholas Frankovich
    It appears that most of the teenagers in this video are from a Catholic high school near Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. They mock a serious, frail-looking older man and gloat in their momentary role as Roman soldiers to his Christ. Bullying is a worn-out word and doesnt convey the full extent of the evil on display here. For some of us, the gospel stories of Jesuss passion and death are so familiar we no longer hear them. The evangelists are terse in their descriptions of the humiliations heaped on Jesus in the final hours before his...
  • Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies

    01/21/2019 3:07:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Jordain Carney
    New tensions are flaring on the Senate Judiciary Committee over plans by newly minted Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to dig into Obama-era scandals. Graham, a close ally of President Trumps, has outlined several areas he wants to probe now that he has the Judiciary Committee gavel. They include the FBIs handling of its investigation into Hillary Clintons private email server and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications targeting former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked about Grahams plans, started laughing and compared them to the thrilling days of yesteryear. This is going to be...
  • About 40% of H-1B Jobs Give Employers a Tidy $40,000/Year Discount

    01/21/2019 2:54:01 PM PST · by zeestephen · 48 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 18 January 2019 | David North
    A recently released report on the H-1B program (for skilled nonimmigrant workers) indicates that in at least 40 percent of the jobs the employer gets a full-time (alien) worker for a $40,000 a year discount from actual prevailing wages.
  • Anti-Christian bigot Kamala Harris wants to be president in 2020, but not for ALL Americans

    01/21/2019 2:52:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/21/19 | J. D. Heyes
    Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris of California is already bored with representing just her own state. Only in office since 2017, over the weekend she declared that shes running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the latest to join a crowded field of donkey party candidates who are all hoping to unseat POTUS Donald Trump. Talk about ambition. As of yet, shes not done much to distinguish herself from the other Leftist lunatics; like them, shes proven herself to be the same kind of an anti-Christian bigot who, no doubt, wants to be president but only for part of America.
  • 'Women of the GULAG' shortlisted for Oscar nomination. Why isn't Russian film industry happy?

    01/21/2019 2:41:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    On Jan. 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy will announce the five short documentary films up for the Oscar. Among the shortlisted films is the documentary Women of the Gulag by Russian-American director, Marianna Yarovskaya. It is the first time in the 91 years of the Oscars history that a woman director from Russia is so close to getting such prestigious award. Yarovskayas documentary film centers on the memories of six remarkable women survivors of the Gulag. Now in their eighties and nineties, they were sentenced to Soviet forced labor camps during the Stalin era. But...
  • McConnell's Valiant Role in President Trumps Legacy of Reforming the Courts

    01/21/2019 2:38:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Recently, President Trump announced his 19th (yes, nineteenth) round of judicial nominees. The president has not only had two outstanding Supreme Court justices successfully confirmed, fulfilling a key campaign promise, but also has appointed a record number of lower federal court judges. With a new majority in the Senate, these well-qualified nominees should not have trouble being confirmed. Its impossible to imagine victories like these without the vision and courage of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Justice Antonin Scalias death was not only a great loss, it was a moment of turmoil for our nation that tested the resolve of...
  • Death toll in Mexico pipeline fire reaches 89

    01/21/2019 2:36:13 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    KION ^ | Jan 21, 2019
    The death toll in a massive fire at an illegally tapped pipeline in Mexico has risen to 89 as more of the injured have died at hospitals.
  • How We Can End Multiculturalism (9 min video)

    01/21/2019 2:25:11 PM PST · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 20, 2019 | Way of the World
    A nine minute motivational video with ideas of how to fight multiculturalism. "Way of the World" is a you tube channel dedicated to promoting nationalism and fighting globalism. I just discovered this channel and the guy is very good - calm yet devastating. Fans of Jordan Peterson would find this compelling as well.
  • Californias Proposed Paper Receipt Ban Is Just More West Coast Virtue Signaling

    01/21/2019 2:20:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Young Voices Advocates
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Patrick Hauf.Trendy environmentalist virtue signaling continues to thrive in California. Not content with bans on plastic bags and straws, west coast Democrats are flexing their green muscles yet againthis time, with a proposal to prohibit the use of paper receipts. Sure, this bill may be well-intentioned, but its promises are empty, and its only real impact will be boosting big corporations in Silicon Valley. California Assemblyman Phil Ting introduced the bill to ban paper receipts under state law in early January. The lawmaker awkwardly announced his initiative while standing next to a man...
  • Aaron Sorkin responds after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls him out for advice to Dems

    01/21/2019 2:19:32 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/21/19 | Frank Miles
    Liberal Hollywood writer-director Aaron Sorkin clarified his statements Monday after he caught fire Sunday from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming that the new Democrats in Congress should stop acting like young people. I wasnt referring to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez specifically, I was referring to members of congress getting into Twitter battles. I was referring to them getting into public spats with people who plainly agree with them. From what Ive seen, Im confident that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is going to rise to the considerable challenge and serve in the House with distinction, Sorkin said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. It's...
  • Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great record, ..

    01/21/2019 2:19:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | January 20, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    Curt Schilling deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Great record, especially when under pressure and when it mattered most. Do what everyone in Baseball knows is right! @marklevinshow