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  • HHS Reinterprets Law to Allow California Abortion Mandate

    06/25/2016 3:59:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Congressman Joe Pitts
    In 2004 Congress passed the Weldon amendment, which said that no state can discriminate against a healthcare entity because it refuses to participate in abortions. The language includes states discriminating against a health plan that decides not to cover abortion. If the state does, according to the amendment, it will lose its federal funding. In August 2014, California informed its health insurers that they would no longer be allowed to offer health plans that exclude elective abortions. Insurers complied, as one might expect, and suddenly, no one in California could purchase health insurance that didn't pay for the death of...
  • Paul Krugman’s Democratic Party

    06/25/2016 3:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman may understand the Democratic Party better than most Democrats do. The New York Times editorial writer describes Democrats as a “coalition of social groups, from teachers’ unions to Planned Parenthood, seeking specific benefits from government action.” More often than not, what these groups want from government is at someone else’s expense.That isn’t just a characteristic of the party. That’s what the Democratic Party is.There are also groups that support Republicans: gun owners, small business owners, evangelicals, etc. But Republican groups tend to not want anything from government. More often than not they just want to be left alone....
  • Snow for Blue Mountains, as Sydney shivers ...

    06/25/2016 2:48:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 June 2016 | Caity Stone
    The brutal cold snap has continued into the weekend as parts of New South Wales are blanketed by snow while Sydney braces for continuing chilly blasts. The heavy snowfall and ice buildup has caused widespread congestion on roads in country NSW, forcing the closure of stretches of highway. ...
  • Brexit: Why the Globalists Lost:

    06/24/2016 11:59:25 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari & Milo Yiannopoulos
    There's panic in the skyscrapers. A popular revolution against globalism is underway, and Britain has struck the first blow. To the dismay of political, financial, and media elites, the country has chosen to put identity and sovereignty above a plus-one-or-minus-one change in GDP, and vote to leave the hated European Union. As with the USSR, the attempt to superimpose a manufactured civic identity over proud nation-states with rich and complex histories has run against the grain of human nature. The elites, so wrapped up in statecraft and economics, never paused to consider basic human psychology. It’s not just Britain, you...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Brexit Foreshadows His Victory. Here's Why He May Be Right

    06/24/2016 11:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 24, 2016 | David Schrieberg
    It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has been riding the Brexit bandwagon. In the days before Thursday’s referendum on Britain’s continued membership in the European Union – the results of which have been roiling global markets since the “leave” camp pulled a stunning victory – Trump had been saying that he would vote to leave. He’s not British, so he couldn’t – but that didn’t stop him from claiming his piece of the victory. On Friday, during a visit to Scotland to inaugurate a newly renovated golf course at the Trump Turnberry Resort, he took to his favorite medium to...
  • Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’

    06/24/2016 11:03:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Breibart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Frances Martel
    Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’ Vice President Joe Biden warned China that the Japanese government may acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the threat from North Korea becomes too grave, urging Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s belligerence. The Vice President’s comments echo those of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who warned that Japan and South Korea acquiring nuclear weapons “is going to happen anyway” in controversial remarks issued in March. Japanese government officials and media responded to Trump’s comments much more severely than they have to Biden’s. “What...
  • This Friday, Russian lawmakers will vote on some of the harshest legislation in post-Soviet history

    06/24/2016 9:21:49 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 20 replies
    If the legislation is approved (which is almost certain), Russia's authorities will gain the power to strip Russians of their citizenship, revoke the foreign travel rights of people convicted of reposting certain “wrong” content online, and access every single telephone conversation and email that crosses Russia's telecommunications lines.
  • Bruce Ash: GOP Leaders Are Undermining Trump

    06/24/2016 9:20:19 PM PDT · by mbrfl · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/23/2016 | YouTube
    RNC official explains why he is chastising party leaders.
  • Obama stands by warning on British trade deal after EU vote: White House

    06/24/2016 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24th, 2016 | by Roberta Rampton
    President Barack Obama stands by his comment that Britain would move to the back of the queue when it comes to trade deals with the United States if it left the European Union, the White House said on Friday. "Obviously, the president stands by what he said and I don't have an update of our position," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters at a briefing. Obama urged Britain to remain in the EU when he visited London in April and warned that a trade agreement between the two countries would not happen anytime soon if Britain left the bloc.
  • Report: Orlando Killer & Gay Lover Caught On Hotel Surveillance Cam

    06/24/2016 8:49:34 PM PDT · by mericanpatriot · 53 replies
    www.downstreampolitics.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | Esther
    This keeps getting weirder. Sources say that Omar Mateen, the Orlando Jihadi who killed 49 people and wounded scores more was caught on a surveillance camera at the Ambassador Hotel with a gay lover...
  • Trump has it right: This is our last chance at change

    06/24/2016 8:48:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    If Donald Trump beats Hillary Clinton, it’ll be because he speaks directly to the voters — without the poll-driven, focus-grouped blandifying filter Hillary never leaves home without. The contrast was there again Wednesday. •He delivered a thumping speech full of applause lines that spoke directly to what regular Americans see as the nation’s problems. Lines like: “We will never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who rigged it in the first place.” And: “We reward companies for offshoring, and we punish companies for doing business in America and keeping our workers employed. This...
  • Increased SF Police Presence Prompts Pride Parade Grand Marshals To Withdraw [Black Lives Matter]

    06/24/2016 8:40:37 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    CBS SF ^ | June 24, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Black Lives Matter Bay Area organizers Friday said they were withdrawing as Grand Marshals for the weekend San Francisco Pride Parade in response to an increased police presence and security measures announced in the wake of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Black Lives Matter was chosen as an organizational grand marshal for the parade in honor of its theme, “For Racial and Economic Justice.”
  • First on CNN: Delegates Unbound cites Donald Trump in New TV Ad

    06/24/2016 8:37:57 PM PDT · by sockmonkey · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:04 PM ET, Fri June 24, 2016 | Tai Kopan
    Washington (CNN)A group of Republicans pushing for delegates to be able to vote for and nominate someone other than Donald Trump at the convention this July is going up with a television ad nationally this weekend, the first such foray into TV. The ad from Delegates Unbound, shared first with CNN, splices together clips of Republican icon President Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. In one such juxtaposition, Reagan says, "Use of force is always and only a last resort," while Trump says "I would bomb the s--- out of them," a statement he made referring to ISIS.
  • British vote has Texas Nationalists calling for "Texit"

    06/24/2016 8:19:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 41 replies
    KTBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Staff
    The historic “Brexit” vote has the Texas Nationalist Movement calling on Governor Greg Abbott to support a “Texit.” “It is past time that the people of Texas had their say on our continued relationship with the Union and its sprawling Federal bureaucracy,” TNM president Daniel Miller posted on the group’s website. “The win for Brexit opens the door for Texit by establishing, concretely, that it is possible to have an adult conversation on independence and letting the people have the final say.”
  • Grocery shopping during Venezuela’s food shortages

    06/24/2016 8:17:28 PM PDT · by SpaceBar · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/21/2016 | VICE NEWS
    Grocery shopping during Venezuela’s food shortages
  • After Home Invasion, Kelly McGillis Is Going to Conceal Carry Her ‘Top Gun’

    06/24/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 20 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 24, 2016 | Bob Owens
    As a result of the attack, McGillis decided it was finally time for her to obtain her North Carolina concealed carry permit. I have decided to get a conceal and carry permit. And you can be sure I will be setting the alarm from here on out... For those of you on my feed that are telling me that getting a cc permit is not the best choice for me to make, well let me fill you in on a few things that have lead me to this decision. Which by the way, I have struggled over for a long...
  • DEVASTATING: Paul Ryan’s Opponents Post Billboards That Could Take the Speaker Down

    06/24/2016 8:07:11 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 65 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | June 24, 2016
    Speaker Paul Ryan supports the Obama Agenda, Amnesty, endless Syrian “Refugees” and rejects Donald Trump and what he stands for. Now there are billboards in Wisconsin that are pointing out how dangerous Paul Ryan is for America.
  • IMF warns the US over high poverty

    06/24/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22 June 2016
    The US has been warned about its high poverty rate in the International Monetary Fund's annual assessment of the economy. The fund said about one in seven people were living in poverty and that it needed to be tackled urgently. It recommended raising the minimum wage and offering paid maternity leave to women to encourage them to work. The report also cut the country's growth forecast for 2016 to 2.2% from a previous prediction of 2.4%. Slower global growth and weaker consumer spending were blamed.
  • Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose

    06/24/2016 6:55:53 PM PDT · by kingu · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:32 EST, 24 June 2016 | FLORA DRURY
    Full Title: Cornwall votes decisively for Brexit - then seeks 'assurances' that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets in EU subsidies Cornwall voted to leave with 182,665 votes for Brexit to 140,540 for Remain But Cornwall, one of the poorest parts of England, gets £60m from the EU Council leader now begging Westminster to 'protect Cornwall's position' Social media users hit out at county voters for 'not reading the fine print' Cornwall has begun pleading for reassurances that it won't lose the £60million a year it gets from the EU - just hours after the county's residents...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Latest Batch Exposes Two Big New Problems For Hillary

    06/24/2016 6:52:57 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 24, 2016 | John Merline
    The latest batch of emails from Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State exposes two new troubling developments in the long-running scandal. First, it turns out that Clinton managed to avoid turning over one key email, despite her repeated promises that she gave the State Department every single work-related email from her private email server. As the Associated Press reported, in the missing email, Clinton admits that her private setup was a problem. Excerpt, more at: http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/clinton-e-mail-scandal-state-dept-disabled-its-own-security-systems-to-accommodate-hillary/
  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 6:50:59 PM PDT · by bkopto · 169 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/24/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon. Will said he changed...
  • Brexit SPREADS across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums

    06/24/2016 6:43:16 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 55 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | June 24, 2016 | KATIE MANSFIELD
    POLITICIANS across Europe have called for their own referendums in the wake of Britain's historic decision to quit the EU. Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement has now officially called for a referendum on whether to keep the Euro. Buoyed by big gains in local elections, Luigi Di Maio, a vice president of the lower house of parliament, said: "We want a consultative referendum on the Euro. “The Euro as it is today does not work. We either have alternative currencies or a 'Euro 2’. The 5-Star movement has called for two different currencies in Europe, one for the rich northern countries...
  • POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes (Anti-Trumpers Outnumbered Big)

    06/24/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT | Kyle Cheney
    The presumptive nominee’s foes appear to be outnumbered on the panel they’d hoped would pave the way to a new nominee. [ Caption under photo: "The Trump campaign has enjoyed the full backing of the RNC since Ted Cruz left the race. It’s had access for weeks to lists of convention delegates and has begun building a team of more than 150 staff members and volunteers intended to work the convention floor, as well as the rules committee." ] Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will...
  • Trump on Brexit: America is next

    06/24/2016 6:28:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 17 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | CNN
    British voters just shattered political convention in a stunning repudiation of the ruling establishment. Donald Trump is betting America is about to do the same.
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:12:56 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 51 replies
    express.co.cuk ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | JONATHAN OWEN
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra £2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • Britain Was Warned by Lady Thatcher

    06/24/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go back to 1990, October 30th, 1990. It's in London, in Parliament, Margaret Thatcher, during a debate on rejecting a move toward a more closely united Europe. Do you know what it was costing the UK every year to be a member of the European Union? It was something to the tune of $18 million a year. Had to pay 'em $18 million a year for privilege of membership in the European Union. (interruption) No, no. I'm aware. I've even got some stuff I printed out here, show prep websites who think this has nothing to...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 25 June, 2016

    06/24/2016 5:51:26 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 133 replies
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  • When fear wins: Brexit, the vicious cautionary tale

    06/24/2016 5:50:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2016 | Mark Morford
    This is what happens when you enflame and provoke to the point of vicious irrationality. This is what happens when you make vague and heartless, crass, openly racist, fear-based, hyper-jingoistic promises that are impossible to deliver and will actually only make things far, far worse. And quickly.
  • British millennials like me are the real losers in the Brexit vote (barf alert)

    06/24/2016 5:38:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    Today has been a day of bitterness, resentment and betrayal for British millennials like me. Overnight, my generation has lost the right to call ourselves Europeans, as well as the right to live, love and work in the 27 other countries of the European Union. Among the many divisions the referendum has revealed in the U.K., the chasm between generations is becoming the most pronounced. While the Leave campaign achieved a two-point victory in the referendum, 75 percent of voters between 18 and 24 wanted to remain. For all intents and purposes, the referendum result is just the latest in...
  • The Brexit Wake-Up Call

    06/24/2016 5:20:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | June 24,2016 | Laura Ingraham
    By voting to leave the European Union, the British people have retaken control of their destiny from an out-of-touch collection of elites who had presided over one disaster after another, and that were anxious to see Britain lose its status as an independent country — something the British have not only cherished, but have often fought to preserve. By doing so, they have not only regained their own freedom, but have sent an important message to elites and Establishment leaders everywhere — including the United States. Democracy is meaningless without independence. Middle-schoolers may get to vote for class president —...
  • Brexit: A Revolt Against the Cronyism of the Elites -- and a Cry for Nationhood

    06/24/2016 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: 51.9% of Great Britain voted to skip out of the European Union. That's a bigger number than Americans who voted for Obama. And Obama went over there in April and lectured them not to do this. It's been a bad couple of days for Barack Hussein O. The Supreme Court shafts him on immigration. The British vote to leave the European Union. What else happened out there that's not great for Obama? Oh, well. There are three things. I can't remember them. Anyway, great to have you here, folks, as we wrap up another week of broadcast...
  • Sessions Warns Immigration Victory Temporary, Hillary Clinton’s Amnesty Agenda Even More ‘Radical’

    06/24/2016 5:02:21 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24, 2016 | Caroline May
    Caroline May23 Jun 2016 The Senate’s most vocal opponent of President Barack Obama’s immigration policies, cheered the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to continue blocking Obama’s executive amnesty programs from moving forward. “Today’s decision in United States v. Texas is not just a victory for Texas, Alabama, and a majority of the States in this great nation who challenged the lawless actions of the Obama Administration, but a victory for the American people and for the rule of law,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said Thursday of the divided Court’s 4-4 decision. Though sated by the temporary victory, the Alabama lawmaker stressed...
  • Former Bush Treasury secretary: 'I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton'(yet ANOTHER Bush crony!)

    06/24/2016 5:00:31 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 98 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    There goes another one. Hank Paulson, chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former Treasury secretary in George W. Bush’s administration, will neither vote for Donald Trump in November nor abstain, he wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Washington Post. “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world,” Paulson wrote. “To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.” Paulson is the latest George W. Bush administration official to not only reject the Republican...
  • Vigils for the murdered will never cease under capitalism

    06/24/2016 4:46:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    People's World ^ | June 13, 2016 | Gabe Falsetta
    For many, many years the corporate elite - the 1 percent - has been selling us on the idea of trickle down economics, i.e., if the 1 percent made money they would reinvest it back into the cities and communities and we would all benefit. Well, does anyone still believe that? I don't think so. But let's talk about what does trickle down - something never talked about by the corporate elite and something that has been missing from most if not all major media and the presidential debates - with a little exception on the part of Bernie Sanders....
  • U.S. Set to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Troops (July 1)

    06/24/2016 4:35:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 89 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 6:29 PM ET | Katy Steinmetz
    The Defense Department has been reviewing the policy for nearly a year Nearly a year ago, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. military’s ban on the open service of transgender troops was “outdated” and promised the policy would be reviewed. Advocacy groups had grown impatient in the early months of this year, but a report late Friday indicates their wait is almost over. USA Today, citing an unnamed Department of Defense official, reports the ban will end on July 1 and that Pentagon officials are gathering to finalize the details in the coming days. Individual branches of the...
  • Johnny Manziel Lawyer Accidentally Sends Text To AP, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean - Plea Deal

    06/24/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    BI/AP ^ | 3-24-2016 | Schuyler Dixon
    Schuyler Dixon June 24, 2016 DALLAS (AP) - An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors, but suggested that could be tricky. "Heaven help us if one of the...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton Destroyed Gov’t Email, Wiped Names From Her Calendar

    06/24/2016 4:15:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 96 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | 24 JUNE 2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    The week ends with a double whammy for Hillary Clinton, courtesy of the Associated Press, which discovered that dozens of names and events have been scrubbed from her official Secretary of State calendar, and also confirmed that Clinton destroyed at least one work-related email stored on her illicit email server. The latter revelation has a distinct whiff of “smoking gun” about it. The deleted email was between Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin. When Abedin suggested that Clinton should start using the state.gov email account that Clinton was supposed to be using, the Secretary of State replied, “Let’s get separate...
  • Could Britain face a second EU referendum already?

    06/24/2016 4:14:29 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 24, 2016 | Matt Dathan
    The prospect of holding a second EU referendum could be debated in Parliament in coming weeks after a petition topped the 100,000 target within hours of the result being declared. It was so popular that the Government petition website hosting the motion crashed this morning. The petition demands the Government re-stage the referendum because the winning vote for Leave was less than 60 per cent and was based on a turnout of less than 75 per cent.
  • Greg Palkot: Trump, Brexit, and a straight whiskey

    06/24/2016 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24,2016 | Greg Palkot
    What sounded like an ill-fated trip to a foreign business enterprise turned into a perfect foreign policy photo op for Donald Trump. He stood on the shimmering southwest Scottish coast, launched his refurbed Turnberry golf course, and praised the just announced results of the UK referendum on the the European Union. "People want to take their country back," Trump declared, "They want to have At one point, as we trailed the Trump caravan, cameraman Mal James turned to me and said, this is the biggest European story since the fall of the Berlin Wall. And he was right. The majority...
  • While Abortions Kill Babies, Court in Argentina Grants Basic Human Rights to an Orangutan

    06/24/2016 4:12:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Micaiah Bilger
    "While Abortions Kill Babies, Court in Argentina Grants Basic Human Rights to an Orangutan" An Argentinian court ruled this week that a orangutan named Sandra should receive some of the same legal rights as human beings, according to the BBC. Position 9 Not in use The court decided that while the 20-year-old animal was not a human being, she is a “person” who deserves certain legal rights, according to the report. Lawyers for the orangutan argued that she was being illegally detained in the Buenos Aires zoo and that she had “probable cognitive capability,” the BBC reported. The court ruled...
  • Draft women? Let's Abolish the Draft

    06/24/2016 3:58:59 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 35 replies
    NCRegister ^ | 06/22/2016 | Simcha Fisher
    Yesterday, the Senate voted to extend the draft to women who turn 18 during or after 2018. Obama has promised to veto such a bill, but there is probably enough support in congress to override a veto... I opposed allowing women to serve in combat positions. I hold the monstrously retrograde opinion that women are different from men. ... I find myself at a loss to explain why, to those who don't find this truth obvious. It's like explaining why buttered toast smells good, or why bottomless holes are terrifying. What can I say? I have many female friends who...
  • Obama Bashes Whitey in Speech at Entrepreneurship Summit (Video)

    06/24/2016 3:57:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama spoke at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Friday in Palo Alto, California. This was his first speech after the Brexit vote left another mark on his years of failed leadership at home and abroad. During his speech to young entrepreneurs Obama took a swipe at whitey. “ Obama: When people can start their own businesses it helps people and families succeed… It offers a positive path for young people seeking to make something of themselves and can empower people who previously have been locked out of the existing social order, women, minorities, others who aren’t part of the...
  • Piers Morgan: Brexit Vote Should Leave Hillary Shaking in Her Boots

    06/24/2016 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    GP ^ | June 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Regardless of what you think of Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric, and his uncompromising talk of walls and bans, does anybody really doubt after this shock Brexit result that he’s right about the levels of anger? It may not be obvious to the political and media elites living in their hallowed, protected homes in privileged areas. But travel to the north of England, or to the middle of America, and you will find very real fury with government and very real concern over the impact of perceived immigration control failures. There’s an increasing large gulf between the politically correct ‘cool’ and ‘establishment’...
  • "Today Is The Appetizer For Monday"

    06/24/2016 3:52:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 24 Jun 16 | Tyler Durden
    Early this morning we laid out the thoughts of RCB's Charlie McElligott on today's dramatic market action, which discussed not the blow up of "fat tail" quant stategies (something we touched upon later and which is likely to unleash even more quant-driven selling next week) and the "forced out" liquidations across the curve coupled with a rush into safety, but also the biggest question of all for today's trades - which macro funds are quietly blowing up? Now, we follow it up with a second piece by the RBC trader, one which those worried about being caught long risk over...
  • Brexit 2.0:Populist Revolt Worldwide Catches Fire As Donald Trump Takes Aim(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:51:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    The globalist movement is on the run as the British people on Thursday voted to “Leave” the European Union. The vote to Brexit—a hard-fought campaign by nationalist populists in the United Kingdom—puts the world elite on their heels, as a similar but bigger and stronger such movement is brewing right here in the United States.
  • Clinton regains double-digit lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    06/24/2016 3:40:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 121 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Chris Khan
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton regained a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. The June 20-24 poll showed that 46.6 percent of likely American voters supported Clinton while 33.3 percent supported Trump.
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • British tourists in New York dazed, feeling poorer after Brexit

    06/24/2016 3:33:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Stephanie Kelly
    British tourists Britain visiting New York awoke Friday to news of their country's vote to leave the European Union and, in daze over the surprise outcome, had to contend immediately with effectively higher costs for everything as the pound plummeted. "Apocalyptic," is how South London resident Greg Rowland, 49, described the referendum results while making his way through the tumult of Times Square. One of the biggest effects for British travelers abroad was a sharp drop in the British currency. At one point on Friday, sterling fell over 11 percent to its lowest level in over 30 years, $1.3228.
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions On Brexit: ‘Now It’s America’s Turn’

    06/24/2016 3:31:38 PM PDT · by Pollard · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Jeff Sessions
    The people spoke from their hearts and with conviction. They considered deep and critical issues never discussed by the international elites. Their strong vote arose not out of fear and pique but out of love for country and pride of place. Their experience with a distant government in Brussels was given a long and fair chance to succeed. In the end, however, they concluded that the costs outweighed the benefits. Often, Britain makes changes that precede U. S. action. The Thatcher movement preceded the Reagan revolution. Both were victories for the people over outdated and corrupt forces. Both were achieved...