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  • Donald Trump defends his vocal support for eminent domain: ‘I think it’s a wonderful thing’

    10/06/2015 5:48:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 233 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/06/2015 | By Jenna Johnson
    Even though it's a stance not especially popular with some Republicans, Donald Trump continued to support eminent domain in an interview on Tuesday, calling it "a wonderful thing" that has unfairly received a bad rap.Trump, a billionaire known for his major real estate development projects, described eminent domain as a useful tool that local governments can use to prevent greedy homeowners from derailing major projects that could create thousands of jobs or provide a public good. Trump said that some conservatives don't fully understand how eminent domain works and don't realize that homeowners are usually paid "four, five, six, ten...
  • McCain: Trump Doesn't Understand Syria

    10/04/2015 9:38:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | October 04, 2015
    Sen. John McCain says that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump doesn't understand the problems posed by Russia's new role in the Syrian conflict. "I don't think he understands very well the situation. And he's entitled to his opinion," the Arizona Republican said Sunday in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." McCain was pushing back against Trump's assertion last week that the United States should let ISIS and Syria's army fight -- and let Russia worry about ISIS there. Trump's comment came as Russia launched air strikes in the region. "Do we want to keep slaughtering...
  • Polls: Trump Still Leads in IA and NH, But Loses Ground

    10/04/2015 7:52:53 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 40 replies
    NBC/WSJ ^ | 10/4/15 | Carrie Dann
    Donald Trump remains ahead in the early Republican nominating contests of Iowa and New Hampshire, but his lead has shrunk from a month ago, according to brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these two states.
  • Polls! Dr. Ben Carson tied with Trump in GOP race. Carly & Rubio gain. Jeb in freefall.

    09/30/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Robert Laurie
    Sanders closing in on Hillary About a month ago, we learned that Donald Trump and Ben Carson were in a virtual dead heat in Iowa. People naturally wondered if the polling would be borne out nationwide, or if it was a local anomaly. A couple of weeks later we started to receive word that Trump’s lead was shrinking and Ben Carson was closing in - fast. Still, Trump supporters were sure those polls were outliers since there was no way “the Donald” could be losing ground to an “OK doctor who hasn’t created enough jobs.” Now, however, they’re being forced...

    09/25/2015 7:00:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 101 replies
    The American Specttor ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aaron Goldstein
    TRUMP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT? NOT! By Aaron Goldstein on 9.25.15 In his latest on Donald Trump, my AmSpec colleague Jeff Lord praises The Donald as a fighter. Jeff writes, “What was Donald Trump doing just yesterday? He was fighting. Fighting with Fox. And before that? With Jorge Ramos. With Univision. With Megyn Kelly. With CNN. With Rosie O’Donnell.” O.K., so we know who Donald Trump is fighting. But what exactly is Donald Trump fighting for? The Donald makes for good TV. But so does the WWE. By this standards perhaps we should elect Vince McMahon or John Cena to...
  • Donald Trump is 'Very Good at Losing Other People's Money'

    09/23/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by Sam Gamgee · 43 replies
    Reason TV ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jerome Tuccille
    Reason interviewed the first biographer of Donald Trump who has a warning for taxpayers: "[Trump] doesn't do a deal unless other people are putting up the money. He's very good at losing other people's money and preserving his own," explains author Jerome Tuccille. (see video)
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • U.S. Military Trained Top ISIS Commander

    09/19/2015 9:33:40 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 September 2015 | Alex Newman
    One of the Islamic State's top military commanders was actually trained by U.S. Special Forces in the nation of Georgia before taking up arms for ISIS in Syria, according to a variety of sources quoted in an explosive new report by the McClatchy news agency. Another member of the Obama administration’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition, the Wahhabi-Islamic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, played a key role radicalizing the jihadist leader through a hard-core Islamist mosque it funded near his village. In other words, without the direct assistance of key “anti-ISIS” governments — including Washington, D.C. — the man said to be...
  • Sovereign Debts: How Defaults May Unfold

    09/18/2015 10:14:48 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 16 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | September 18, 2015 | Martin Armstrong
    In the Middle East, the banks are trying to convince the Gulf States to begin issuing debt even if there is no need to borrow, simply so they have a market to trade. Governments should never listen to bankers for this always becomes a conflict of interest with respect to national debts. The sooner government wakes up to the Sovereign Debt Crisis, the soon their particular country will be saved. When you say we are entering a “Sovereign Debt Crisis”, people automatically assume that debt will just default. Governments NEVER like to admit a mistake, so an outright default may...
  • Warnings of jihadists among Syria’s rebels came early, were ignored (Obama lied on Syria)

    09/17/2015 10:38:15 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 9 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | Hannah Allam
    Warnings of jihadists among Syria’s rebels came early, were ignored Obama administration’s picture of Syrian moderates either dangerous naivete or an outright lie, according to government’s internal assessmentsIntelligence revealed extremists were recruiting or routing mainstream fighters, Free Syrian Army no match for better-armed jihadists Read more here:
  • The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco (An American was killed. Shades of Benghazi?)

    09/17/2015 9:31:40 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 25 replies ^ | Sept. 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. | Aram Roston
    The Secret Arms Deal Behind America’s Syria Fiasco A multimillion-dollar deal with a minuscule arms dealer led to the death of a US citizen, delays in arming Syrian rebels, and the purchase of weapons from a pro-Russia dictatorship — all for a pile of defective 30-year-old weapons. posted on Sept. 17, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Aram Roston BuzzFeed News Reporter At the heart of the high-stakes U.S. program to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight ISIS is a multimillion-dollar arms deal that the Pentagon farmed out to a tiny, little-known private company called Purple Shovel LLC. A BuzzFeed News...
  • U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander

    09/16/2015 6:26:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 72 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mitchell Prothero
    September 15, 2015 U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander “More than anything else, Batirashvili has legitimized ISIS in the Caucasus by the power of his exploits, which is amplified by slick ISIS propaganda,” said Michael Cecire, an analyst of extremism for the Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute. ...snip Those seeking an explanation for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence on sending military supplies and manpower to Syria to bolster the government of President Bashar Assad would do well to consider Batirashvili. Putin not only personally oversaw the Russian push into Georgia, but he has twice waged war against...
  • This Syrian [pro Assad living in Australia] girl just EXPOSED our media with in-depth video on #Syri

    09/11/2015 5:15:12 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 31 replies ^ | 9/11/2015 | Wayne Dupree
    This Syrian girl eloquently breaks down the origin or the crisis and she even speaks on the young baby found on the beach. I guess the reason why I believe her is because I don't trust our media. The things she describes in her video shows she's done a lot of research and it's extensive. I applaud her getting the truth out! If believed, these specific details and some of these accusations are shocking! It's being used to bomb the country the refugees are running fromThe war was started by the US, and those now crying about the refugees in...
  • Trump's mentor: Military school is like the real thing

    09/09/2015 11:15:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies ^ | Daniel Strauss
    "Well, he was at a military school, five years. That's just like being in the army believe me," Trump's mentor during his days at the academy, Colonel Theodore Dobias, told POLITICO. "That's six o'clock in the morning, 10:30 at night. Five days of school. From 8 till 3:30 ... Study at 7:30, taps at 10:30. And believe me that's the way it was. There was 400 kids and that's what we did." *snip* But Dobias, who is now 89 and fought in World War II in the Army for the 10th Mountain Division, heaped praise on Trump, who he coached...
  • Current Migrant Surge Exposed as ISIS Trojan Horse Scheme, Long-Planned and Backed by Saudis

    09/08/2015 3:21:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Some of us have been wondering aloud as to why the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis, et. al. aren't taking any Muslim refugees from the Syria-Iraq mess, instead of sending thousands to far-away Europe. And not as if there was ever any real mystery, but we can now say with certainty why they've turned their backs on their own Muslim neighbors, because the Saudis just let it slip... Saudi official: 'We are ignoring the issue as a strategic maneuver. If these refugees go and settle in the West then they will take the beacon of light i.e. Islam, with them... what we...
  • America's eerie parallels to downfall of Rome

    09/05/2015 5:11:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    WND ^ | September 4, 2015 | Bill Federer
    The fall of Rome was a culmination of several external and internal factors.Great Wall of China By 220 A.D., the Later Eastern Han Dynasty had extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian border. This resulted in the Northern Huns attacking west instead of east. This caused a domino effect of tribes migrating west across Central Asia, and overrunning the Western Roman Empire.Open borders Illegal immigrants poured across the Roman borders: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, Vandals as well as African Berbers and Arab raiders.Will and Ariel Durant wrote...
  • The CEO and the CIA (Fiorina)

    09/06/2015 7:29:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | Jim Geraghty
    One week after 9/11, Michael Hayden, the director of the National Security Agency, the electronic surveillance arm of the U.S. government, had a long list of problems. High on the list was the fact that the NSA needed a ton of new high-tech equipment, particularly servers, right away, to handle a vastly expanded, critically important workload. Hayden called up the CEO of Hewlett Packard, Carly Fiorina. “HP made precisely the equipment we needed, and we needed in bulk,” says Robert Deitz, who was general counsel at the NSA from 1998 to 2006. Deitz recalls that a tractor-trailer full of HP...
  • My title: My NC Senator is John Boehner's Worst Nightmare

    09/06/2015 6:45:04 AM PDT · by ElainaVer · 48 replies
    Speaker ’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Senator Mark Meadows is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus.
  • John Boehner’s Worst Nightmare: Mark Meadows Launches Mission to Fix Broken Congress

    09/05/2015 6:19:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    MORGANTON, North Carolina — Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus. Meadows invited Breitbart News to accompany him on a district visit, and the concerns he discussed with his constituents offer a microcosm of the issues America wants Congress to address. Everyone here agrees: John Boehner needs to...
  • Apostles of Racism

    09/04/2015 10:42:12 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    The Abbeville Blog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Brion McClanahan
    If the modern historical narrative is to be believed, then the antebellum North was the happy land of butterflies, flowers, rainbows, and racist free Americans who insisted on racial equality. Only in the South did anyone encounter “Apostles of Racism” as the historian Charles Dew labeled the 1861 Confederate commissioners to other Southern States. But was this so? Would antebellum Southerners have had to convince the majority of antebellum Northerners about their racial positions? Let’s see. Printed below are a small sample of the racial positions of several prominent Americans in the 1850s and 1860s. Who said the following (answers...
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington — the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure “would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets,” the Kremlin said in a...
  • Statistician: Data proves biblical financial collapse - 'In September, we can expect something....

    09/01/2015 9:31:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    WND ^ | September 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Get ready – because the best of times are over and the worst of times may have just begun. That is the assessment of an Israeli mathematician who has studied the biblical Shemitah cycle as it applies to the financial markets. Thomas Pound is an educator and mathematician who applies his statistical wizardry to the markets. The Dow fell another 468 points, or 3 percent, Tuesday, providing fresh evidence for investors the sell-off which began in August was no mirage. It is likely to continue in September. Only eight more trading days remain until the dreaded Elul 29, which...
  • Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

    08/29/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29,2015 | By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow
    By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well — either for the nation or the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system? We can't help wondering whether the panic in world financial markets...
  • Lies You Will Hear As The Economic Collapse Progresses

    08/29/2015 3:04:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 57 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/27/2015 | Brandon Smith
    It is undeniable; the final collapse triggers are upon us, triggers alternative economists have been warning about since the initial implosion of 2008. In the years since the derivatives disaster, there has been no end to the absurd and ludicrous propaganda coming out of mainstream financial outlets and as the situation in markets becomes worse, the propaganda will only increase. This might seem counter-intuitive to many. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarilyÂ… In fact, the...
  • The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theory—–except it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • That Time Donald Trump Had A Meeting With DREAMers And Said "You Convinced Me" On Immigration

    08/28/2015 8:06:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 112 replies
    BuzzFeedNews ^ | 8/26/2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Two years ago, Trump met with immigration activists who told them their stories and asked for his support on immigration. "You convinced me" Trump said as the meeting ended. Donald Trump with Antonia Tijerino, Estuardo Rodriguez, and DREAMer activists at his office in 2013. Courtesy Estuardo Rodriguez On an August day two years ago, Donald Trump was in a much different place: He was just a billionaire with the simple goal of connecting his beauty pageant business with the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Awards. So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting. Trump ushered in...
  • Kudlow: Why Trump's protectionist ways will hurt the economy

    08/26/2015 5:47:02 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 168 replies
    CNBC ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Kudlow and Moore
    Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system?
  • CNN Tells Americans That The Stock Market Is Not Going To Crash

    08/26/2015 4:45:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 26 Aug 15 | Michael Snyder
    On Wednesday we witnessed the third largest single day point gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ever. That sounds like great news until you realize that the two largest were in October 2008 – right in the middle of the last financial crisis. This is a perfect example of what I wrote about yesterday. Every time the market crashes, there are huge up days, huge down days and giant waves of market momentum. Even though the Dow was up 619 points on Wednesday, overall we are still down more than 2,000 points from the peak of the market....
  • Donald Trump’s Eminent Domain Love Nearly Cost a Widow Her House

    08/22/2015 5:25:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 08/19/2015 | By David Boaz
    Since he shot to the top of the presidential polls, Donald Trump’s serial bankruptcies and bullying nature have made big headlines. But no one seems to have brought up a bullying business practice he’s particularly fond of: eminent domain.The billionaire mogul-turned-reality TV celebrity, who says he wants to work on behalf of “the silent majority,” has had no compunction about benefiting from the coercive power of the state to kick innocent Americans out of their homes.For more than 30 years Vera Coking lived in a three-story house just off the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Donald Trump built his 22-story Trump...
  • What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?

    08/21/2015 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/20/15 | Maddie Stone
    It’s hard to overstate just how much this would uproot our lives. The lights would of course go out, as would the internet, and any device that draws current from the wall. In places with electronically-controlled municipal water supplies — like most modern cities — toilets and sewage treatment systems would stop working. Heating and air conditioning would fail. Perishable food and medication would be lost. ATMs would be useless. Gas pumps would go offline. And so forth. GPS technology would also be knocked out. Said Grunman, “The GPS system depends on the very precise timing of a course of...
  • Did Religious Fanaticism Cause the Civil War?

    08/20/2015 7:31:23 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | August 20, 2015 | Stephen Klugewicz
    The title of this engaging analysis of the cause of the American Civil War comes from James Buchanan’s reaction to John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, which the president claimed stemmed from “an incurable disease in the public mind.” Historian Thomas Fleming agrees with Buchanan that it was hysteria over the issue of slavery, generated by wild-eyed, intolerant, and impractical Yankee abolitionists, that sparked the tragic conflict between North and South. Pointing to the peaceful end of slavery in the British West Indies, Cuba, and Brazil, Mr. Fleming seeks to explain why America did not find a more reasonable way...
  • You've Been Trumped

    08/16/2015 8:53:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    In the vein of a true David versus Goliath story, the new documentary "You've Been Trumped" takes a fresh look at just what constitutes progress in the modern world. In an era where the conspicuously wealthy have been anointed the new aristocracy, what happens when ordinary citizens dare to take a stand against the profit machine? That's just what Anthony Baxter's entertaining film examines. In a case that became an international news story, local Scottish residents put everything on the line to try to prevent Donald Trump from destroying their countryside with a luxury golfing resort. And if ever a...
  • Documentary "A Dangerous Game" exposes the evil Donald Trump

    08/16/2015 9:03:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Vancitybuzz ^ | June 25,2015 | BY TREVOR DUECK
    A Dangerous Game is a follow up documentary to 2011’s You’ve Been Trumped directed by Anthony Baxter. Once again, the documentary takes aim at “arrogant, ill-informed billionaires” who want to build golf courses on some of Earth’s most precious locations, no matter the environmental cost. “Whenever you see large scale environmental injury, you’ll also see the subversion of democracy. The two things go hand in hand. They always do.” — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Just when you thought there was no way Donald Trump could look any dumber, A Dangerous Game shows a rich mad man who bullies people to...
  • Donald Trump’s Donations to Democrats

    08/15/2015 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 150 replies
    Open Secrets ^ | Zachary Newkirk
    However, of the nearly $420,000 Trump has donated to committees, the largest recipient has been the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $116,000 — or more than one fourth of his total contributions to all party and political action committees. February 2011: REPUBLICAN DONALD TRUMP’S PAST AND CURRENT GENEROSITY TO DEMOCRATS: Billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump’s recent speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference excited a number of Republicans, many of whom applauded his statement that Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) has “zero chance” of winning. It also fueled speculation that the mogul would run for president. Cries of “you’re hired!”...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Response To Accusation Of Research On Fetal Tissue

    08/13/2015 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 123 replies
    Facebook ^ | 08/13/2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    I wanted to use our time tonight to directly deal with an attack launched on me today by the left and the media. A couple questions came in on this subject, so I want to address it head on. Today I was accused by the press as having done research on fetal tissue. It simply is not true. The study they distributed by an anonymous source was done in 1992. The study was about tumors. I won’t bore you with the science. There were four doctors' names on the study. One was mine. I spent my life studying brain tumors...
  • Secret Koch Memo Outlines Plans for 2016 (Only One Candidate Shown in Video)

    08/07/2015 10:39:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/7/2015 | Wochit
    <p>The Koch brothers’ political machine is expanding into new states and recruiting new donors as it seeks to shape the Republican Party — and its presidential field — headed into 2016, according to interviews with multiple sources, as well as confidential donor briefing documents obtained by POLITICO. The documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system, and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the country in preparation for get-out-the-vote efforts that are unprecedented from a third-party group.</p>
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbus’s proposed plane has...
  • Speech on Khamenei Website: Hillary Clinton ‘Confessed’ That US Created ISIS

    08/02/2015 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 2, 2015 | 8:31 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a speech last month repeated his periodic claim of a U.S. hand behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the posted text alluded to a year-old conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton had admitted as much in her memoir. “Some Americans have confessed in their own memoirs [including Hillary Clinton’s memoirs] that they have played a role in creating, developing and establishing DAESH and today too, they are supporting them,” Khamenei told an Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan) gathering of government officials and Islamic ambassadors on July 18,...
  • GOP senator calls for more corn cronyism mandated by the EPA

    07/25/2015 7:37:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Against Crony Capitalism ^ | 24 July 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    It’s the same party with 2 wings. The Washington Crony Party. If one can fleece the taxpayer it will be done, Republican, Democrat, whatever, so long as money is funneled to the narrow interests which fund your campaigns. The Republican Party, though it has a free market wing which is young and growing is still dominated by the older big government crony Republicans. How long that generation can hold on, and how much damage they will create to the economy is anyone’s guess. (From The Surge) "Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) just can’t help himself. He is intent on using the...
  • Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

    07/31/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/24/2015 | Michael Hanlon
    Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System. Cold, distant Pluto is – who would have thought it? – turning out to be one of the most interesting planets (yes, it is a planet) in the Solar System. Before the New Horizons probe turned up earlier this month, astronomers assumed it would be a dull, grey cratered rock. [SNIP] If we find life of any kind out there – whether it be Martian microbes (we have several...
  • UK gov't: Earth will only have 12-hour warning to deal with massive Sun explosion

    07/30/2015 7:28:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies ^ | July 29, 2015
    It sounds like a scene from a disaster movie – mass power failures, plane crashes, satellite disruptions, and train derailments. These are some of the threats modern society would face in the case of a massive solar storm, according to a new document released by the U.K. Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. The “Space Weather Preparedness Strategy” outlines the disturbances that could be caused by unpredictable solar weather. The most striking find from the report is the fact that a country would have only a 12-hour warning period before the storm would hit the planet. The worst possible scenario...
  • HISTORICAL IGNORANCE II: Forgotten facts about Lincoln, slavery and the Civil War

    07/22/2015 7:36:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 998 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 07/22/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right? A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such a recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask, How much of the war was about slavery? Was President Abraham Lincoln really for outlawing slavery? Let's look at his...
  • Fifty Years of Debasing Money

    07/21/2015 10:13:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 21, 2015 | Seth Lipsky
    The Coinage Act of 1965 marked the end of silver coins, contrary to what LBJ promised. July 23 marks the 50th anniversary of the Coinage Act of 1965, which stripped U.S. coins of silver and made legal tender out of base metal slugs. It’s an anniversary that comes at an apt time, as Congress considers monetary reform. ... The anniversary of the 1965 Coinage Act is a reminder of why reform is needed. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Lyndon B. Johnson called the law he signed a “very rare and historic occasion.” It certainly was; it superseded...
  • Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils

    07/08/2015 8:48:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-6-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils by Brian Thomas, M.S. * New science directly challenges the millions-of-years dogma scattered throughout the blockbuster movie Jurassic World. The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a special issue that focuses on the investigation of dinosaur proteins inside fossil bones. The last article in the issue presents never-before-seen carbon dates for 14 different fossils, including dinosaurs. Because radiocarbon decays relatively quickly, fossils that are even 100,000 years old should have virtually no radiocarbon left in them.1 But they do. Jurassic World characters repeatedly mention "million years ago" in the context...
  • Athens On The Potomac - It Could Never Happen Here, Right?

    07/01/2015 2:58:16 PM PDT · by freddy005 · 6 replies
    With all the chaos unravelling in Greece, Congress would be wise to do what it takes to avoid reaching Greek debt levels. But it’s not a matter of sticking to the status quo and avoiding bad decisions that would put the budget on a Greek-like path, because the budget is on that path already. A quarter-century ago, Greek debt levels were roughly 75 percent of Greece’s economy — about equal to what the U.S. has now. As of 2014, Greek debt levels are about 177 percent of national GDP. Now, the country is considering defaulting on its loans and uncertainty...
  • How German media shaped the Greece crisis

    07/01/2015 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 01 Jul 2015 12:50 GMT+02:00 | Tom Barfield
    “No more billions for the greedy Greeks” or “Merkel shoots down new proposals from Athens”: these are just a couple of the bold headlines Germans have digested with their morning coffee in recent months. In a country still massively reliant on traditional forms of media—newspapers, and above all television—for its news, these headlines matter. […] Political discussion on TV is dominated by talk shows such as Anne Will, Günther Jauch and Hart aber Fair (Hard but Fair), where although people outside the mainstream may be invited, “counter-opinions are generally squashed or have little chance of piercing through,” Mühl-Benninghaus pointed out....
  • U.S. debt headed toward Greek levels [Psalms 9:17]

    07/01/2015 9:11:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/30/2015 | Jason Russell
    United States' projected debt over the next 25 years looks a lot like Greece's over the past 25. With all the chaos unravelling in Greece, Congress would be wise to do what it takes to avoid reaching Greek debt levels. But it's not a matter of sticking to the status quo and avoiding bad decisions that would put the budget on a Greek-like path, because the budget is on that path already. A quarter-century ago, Greek debt levels were roughly 75 percent of Greece's economy — about equal to what the U.S. has now. As of 2014, Greek debt...
  • The next Greece may be in the U.S.

    06/30/2015 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | June 30th, 2015 | By Ellie Ismailidou
    When Chicago Public Schools announced on June 24 that it would borrow $1 billion to make a $600 million-plus pension payment due June 30 an eerie feeling spread across bond investors and taxpayers alike. It was the same feeling that gripped investors when Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to junk based almost entirely on the city’s pension problems. The fear was that elevated pension costs, in cities like Chicago, might push these public entities into insolvency, wiping out much of the holdings of municipal-bond investors. Once a sleepy corner of the municipal bond market — often not even...
  • China Makes It Official, Launches The Bank That Humiliated Washington

    06/30/2015 10:22:19 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-30-15 | Tyler Durden
    In March, China was “handed a propaganda coup” (to use WSJ’s words), when the UK decided, in the face of loud protestations from Washington, to support Beijing’s efforts to launch a new development bank aimed at filling the gaps left by traditional post-war multilateral institutions such as the IMF and the ADB. The US claims it has concerns about governance and adherence to international norms around corruption and environmental protocol, but as even the most casual observers are well aware, the real concern in Washington (and in Tokyo) is that China will use the bank as an instrument of...
  • The truth about the Vikings

    06/17/2015 10:53:33 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 73 replies ^ | 02/082015 | WarriorHistory
    I am of Viking ancestry. In my part of the World, things like fighting spirit, balls and an appetite for destuction matter much. We also dispose of some decent brain power. Bohr and Nobel both were Scandinavians. My tiny Sweden is furthermore the only nation that successfully has took Moscow (- in 1610 Swedish field marshal De la Gardie entered Moscow and was cheered by large crowds. Everyone knows Swedish rule equals law and order. We might be a boring bunch, but we wholeheartedly hate chaos, injustice, disorder and crime. Leave it to us, we'll fix it.)