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  • I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

    02/21/2017 8:09:26 AM PST · by rktman · 110 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Edward Price
    Trump’s actions in office have been even more disturbing. His visit to CIA headquarters on his first full day in office, an overture designed to repair relations, was undone by his ego and bluster. Standing in front of a memorial to the CIA’s fallen officers, he seemed to be addressing the cameras and reporters in the room, rather than the agency personnel in front of them, bragging about his inauguration crowd the previous day. Whether delusional or deceitful, these were not the remarks many of my colleagues and I wanted to hear from our new commander in chief. I couldn’t...
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’

    02/21/2017 6:33:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/17 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    President Donald Trump will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin dismantling a regulation central to former President Barack Obama’s plan to fight global warming. A source briefed on the matter told The Washington Post one of the orders “will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rewriting the 2015 regulation that limits greenhouse-gas emissions from existing electric utilities” and order “the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to lift a moratorium on federal coal leasing.” Trump will issue a second order instructing the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the “Waters of the U.S.”...
  • Why American campuses have fallen to the angry snowflakes

    02/21/2017 6:29:48 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Gidon BenZvi
    While young Americans are being exposed to toxic levels of illiberal education, their Israeli peers are quietly slogging through their studies without the benefits of frat parties, safe zones or such illuminating courses as 'The Art of Walking' or 'The Joy of Garbage.' Many American campuses are warping liberal arts education so as to indoctrinate today's naďve students into becoming tomorrow's social justice warriors. And while approximately 60% of all freshmen college students in Israel major in the social sciences and humanities, college life here isn't widely perceived as an ideological training ground for a cultural revolution. Rather, Israelis tend...
  • Nets Decry Trump’s ‘All-Out War on Journalists,’ Making Press ‘A Constant Boogeyman’

    02/21/2017 6:14:02 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/21/2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Monday’s network morning shows were aghast at President Trump continuing to criticize the liberal media with a Friday tweet in which he labeled them “fake news” and “the enemy of the American people.” In response, the ABC, NBC, and CBS broadcasts accused him of “declaring an all-out war on journalists” and compared Trump to Richard Nixon in the midst of Watergate. On ABC’s Good Morning America, correspondent Cecilia Vega highlighted how the President “hit the road for a re-election rally” while “taking aim at his favorite target, the media,” remarking that “No Donald Trump rally would be complete without a...
  • How John Quincy Adams felt about Muslims

    02/21/2017 5:40:23 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Bill Federer
    African slaves brought to America were purchased at Muslim slave markets. Over the 1,400 years of Islamic conquest, Muslims enslaved an estimated 180 million Africans. “The Annotated John Quincy Adams – A Bibliography,” compiled by Lynn H. Parsons (Westport, CT, 1993, p. 41, entry#194), contains “Unsigned essays dealing with the Russo-Turkish War and on Greece,” (The American Annual Register for 1827-28-29, NY: 1830): “The natural hatred of the Mussulmen towards the infidels is in just accordance with the precepts of the Koran. … The fundamental doctrine of the Christian religion is the extirpation of hatred from the human heart. It...
  • 5 rules governing male-female relations

    02/21/2017 5:22:16 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Burt Perlutsky
    After the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals foolishly ruled that a judge in Washington had the authority to overrule President Trump when it came to banning immigration from seven flashpoints of Islamic terrorism, those on the left rushed to praise the decision. In time, it’s likely to bite them in the rump. As everyone but those who are still mourning Hillary Clinton’s defeat are aware, the 9th Circuit is overruled so often by the Supreme Court that even bookies don’t like the odds. So how will those on the left react when a Supreme Court, even one that is equally...
  • FLASHBACK 1984: Reagan's UK visit was a focus of protests

    02/20/2017 9:00:20 PM PST · by nwrep · 4 replies
    National Archives of Ireland ^ | December 29, 2014 | Ryle Dwyer
    While taoiseach in 1982 Charles Haughey fulfilled the invitation to the White House for St Patrick’s Day that had been extended to his predecessor Garret Fitz-Gerald. Mr Haughey then invited the president to Ireland on a state visit. The Haughey government collapsed before the end of the year following a series of “gubus”. FitzGerald was back in office by the time Reagan was ready to come to Ireland. In the wake of the successful visit to the US around St Patrick’s Day 1984, intense preparations were put in train for the Reagan visit. His family was traced back to...
  • Dangerous and Incompetent

    02/20/2017 3:36:20 PM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    iqconnect.lmhostediq.com ^ | 2/20/2017 | peloi
    One month ago, President Trump took the oath of office. Since taking office, I believe his dangerous, incompetent policies and actions have jeopardized our national security, our economy, and our values. It seems to me, every day the American people see new evidence of the financial, personal, and political grip the Russians have on the President.
  • Rush Limbaugh Talks Trump's Relationship With The News Media

    02/20/2017 9:33:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The king of conservative talk radio weighs in on 'Fox News Sunday'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UUet_8HU8s  
  • Breaking: US President Trump to Speak at CPAC 2017 Conference

    02/20/2017 8:07:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | 02/20/17 | Jim Hoft
    Matt Schlapp, the chair of the American Conservative Union, made the announcement this morning.   "We are honored that @POTUS will return to #CPAC2017 on Friday, Feb 24th at 10:00am(ET). Join us for this history-making moment @CPAC." -Matt Schlapp   Trump was a frequent speaker at CPAC for several years. He skipped last year’s conference after #NeverTrumpers planned a walkout protest during his talk.  
  • Take Back Al Gore's Nobel And Give It To The Fracking Industry

    02/19/2017 7:29:37 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Editors
    Climate Change: U.S. output of so-called greenhouse gases continues to decline, a new report shows. Even so, global warming activists are likely to be disappointed. The drop has nothing to do with their pet cause, alternative energy. That's right. The Environmental Protection Agency's yearly greenhouse gas emissions report noted that after rising slightly in 2013 and 2014, greenhouse gas output fell in 2015 — the most recent full year for which data are available. OK, but maybe it was a one-year fluke? Hardly. First off, the drop was significant in size — 2.2% on an annual basis, far too big...
  • ‘[bleep] Sandwich’: Why Harward Didn’t Take The Job

    02/18/2017 9:16:58 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/17 | SAAGAR ENJETI
    <p>Retired Adm. Robert Harward turned down President Donald Trump’s offer to be national security adviser over concerns that political advisers would interfere with security affairs, Politico reports.</p> <p>Trump reportedly offered Harward the position Monday night after former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn resigned in disgrace. Harward told Trump he would need a few days to consider the offer, but was still widely expected to accept the position.</p>
  • Why Calling Islam “Radical” Isn’t Enough and What Hitler and Islam Have in Common

    02/18/2017 8:15:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    iPatriot ^ | February 18, 2017 | Kimberly Whitford
    Wait a minute. That’s not how the lyrics are supposed to go. It’s… “Five foot two, eyes of blue…but oh, what those five foot could do… has anybody seen my girl?” (Shane Fenton and The Fentones). Evidently Egyptian student Sayid Qutib saw too much of that gal and what those five feet could do when he walked into an American church dance in 1949. He wrote about the “animal-like mixing of the sexes,” to the American hit tune of “Baby it’s cold outside”… and was so disgusted by what he saw that he went on to write 24 books. He...
  • Malcolm Nance on Bill Maher: Trump Adviser Stephen Miller is ‘Baby Goebbels

    02/18/2017 6:11:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/18/2017 | Breitbart Tech
    U.S. intelligence veteran Malcolm Nance called presidential adviser Stephen Miller a “baby Goebbels” during HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. fter Nance and Maher mocked and criticized Miller on the show, Nance compared the adviser to Nazi Germany propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Nance also branded President Trump’s alleged ties with Russia as “the greatest scandal in presidential history,” during the show which also featured Breitbart senior editor MILO, before claiming President Trump “disparages” intelligence services on “day to day” basis.
  • Note to left: Your mouth-foaming vitriol is not attractive

    02/18/2017 5:12:51 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    But this doesn’t matter. Dems prefer to think their opinions are all that matter. To them, it’s “my way or the highway.” But conservatives aren’t putting up with it anymore. It’s no accident that trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low, amazingly even lower than Congress. People just aren’t willing to believe the lies any longer. It’s a backlash that’s growing. Some people question where this backlash came from. For years, conservatives claimed their numbers were actually larger than progressives’. Yet if there were indeed more conservatives than liberals, where on earth have they been for the...
  • Before 1930, All Christian Denominations Opposed Contraception

    02/17/2017 8:27:21 AM PST · by pinochet · 56 replies
    Before 1930, every Christian denomination opposed contraception. As a result, Whites were 36 percent of the world's population in 1900. The combined population of India and China today, is 36 percent of the world's population. The percentage of Whites in the world's population in 1900, was similar to the combined percentage of India and China to the world's population today. Western civilization in 1900, was not just dominant because of the West's science and technology. The West had demographic power, that gave Whites a majority in 3 continents (Europe, North America and Australia). Whites were a large minority in the...
  • NBC (NBC?!): 'No Indication Of Any Collusion' Between Trump, Russia

    02/17/2017 5:56:58 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/17/2017 | Joseph Curl
    After Hillary Clinton’s monumental loss in the 2016 election, she and her team of sycophants, bent on casting blame anywhere but the failed candidate with a losing message, spit out one of the all-time fakest of all fake news stories: The Russians did it. Team Clinton said that she’d lost to a reality show star because the Russians, spearheaded by President Vladimir Putin, had directly sought to influence the election — and succeeded. In their version of events, Putin masterminded the hacking, and subsequent release, of emails from the Democratic National Committee and top aides to Clinton. While the emails...
  • United States: The Plan For The Future Of American Infrastructure

    02/17/2017 4:55:24 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Mondaq ^ | February 13, 2017 | Richard P. Puttré, Eric W. Sedlak, Kevin J. McIntyre, Isel M. Perez and James F. Channing
    A Look Into the Opaque Crystal Ball for Infrastructure Initiatives in the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration President Donald J. Trump's "America's Infrastructure First" plan is one of the Trump Administration's priorities during his first 100 days in office. Throughout the campaign, President Trump heralded his plan to build and restore highways, tunnels, airports, bridges, and water systems across America and promised a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure sector over a 10-year period. Leaders from both parties acknowledge the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, and there have been expressions of support from both sides of the aisle for some...
  • Dinosaur Eggs Not Bird-Like After All

    02/16/2017 8:31:05 AM PST · by fishtank · 57 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Article posted on February 13, 2017. | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Dinosaur Eggs Not Bird-Like After All by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation › Evidence from Science › Evidence from the Life Sciences › Life Was Created Fully Functional › Variation Is Limited within Kinds Prevailing secular theory considers birds to be living dinosaurs, but new science is hatching to support the stark differences between these creatures. The data demonstrate dinosaurs were more likely cold-blooded like all modern reptiles. Dr. Gregory Erickson of Florida State University and his colleagues from the University of Calgary and the American Museum of Natural History recently published their findings on dinosaur incubation periods...
  • These Washington restaurants will close for the ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest

    02/16/2017 6:55:44 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/16/2017 | Becky Krystal
    Immigrants in Washington are planning to participate in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest on Thursday. As the day approaches, the list of area restaurants closing out of solidarity or necessity continues to grow. The nationwide effort, buoyed by social media, is meant to highlight the impact immigrants have on the country on a daily basis. It's a response to President Trump's efforts to crack down on undocumented immigrants, enact “extreme vetting” and build a wall along the border with Mexico. [Immigrant workers plan strike Thursday as part of 'Day Without Immigrants' protest] Participants are encouraged to stay home from school...
  • Moving into Meatspace (Weird Title, but Important, Read It)

    02/16/2017 6:29:17 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 7 replies
    Men of the West ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Theophrastus
    So, you have looked around and realized that the world is not how it should be. Things that were good in the past have decayed. Our culture is crumbling around us. We see things that are good and proper being ignored or even intentionally dismantled, replaced with obscenities and evil. Whether we are talking about governmental policies or business practices, or even educational opportunities, we can no longer rely on things as they are. They do not produce an end result that indicates a healthy, godly culture. So what do we do? As I see it, we have three choices....
  • Trump Draft Executive Order on Welfare Has Liberals FURIOUS

    02/15/2017 2:28:07 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    A copy of a draft order reported by The Washington Post earlier this month and being circulated among cabinet members seeks to address what the order describes as a massive burden on the American taxpayer. The order calls for immigrants “likely to need certain types of public aid” to be identified prior to entry, and for immigrants already using those services to be deported. The draft order also requires strict financial responsibility for relatives who promised to support immigrants who are instead now relying on social aid. The potential savings estimated by the order are as high as “$100 billion,”...
  • Retail CEOs Praise President Trump after White House Meeting

    02/15/2017 1:00:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    GP ^ | 02/15/17 | Jim Hoft
    Amazing! President Trump met with several CEOs from retail giants including Target, JC Penney and Auto Zone.   President Trump told the retail leaders that his proposed tax cuts will help their industry. The group included  Target CEO Brian Cornell, Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, GAP CEO Art Peck and Autozone CEO William Rhodes.   After the meeting Autozone CEO Ben Rhodes spoke to the press praising President Trump for taking time out to meet with the retail giants who hire 42 million Americans.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhtN4KLes8w  
  • Are We Entering an Age of Universal Hypocrisy?

    02/15/2017 12:03:56 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Marian L. Tupy
    Donald Trump’s election has broken much new ground, including what I believe to be an unprecedented outbreak of hypocrisy on both sides of America’s political divide. Sure, hypocrisy has always been a handmaiden of politics, but the verbal somersaults made by Democratic and Republican partisans in print and on television is worthy of a note – and, perhaps, even a full column. The presidency has become a Caesaropapist institution. My first inkling of what was to come took place a day after Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to the New York real estate magnate. I overheard two of my progressive acquaintances...
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • Women’s Marches and white feminism (cisgendered oppression?)

    02/15/2017 8:36:53 AM PST · by pabianice · 11 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 2/15/17 | Dehais
    Femininity, in all its forms, is undoubtedly undervalued. For this reason, all displays or expressions of femininity are an adamant and powerful form of social disobedience. Still, the Women’s Marches were not overwhelmingly defiant or angry responses to the lack of autonomy and power that feminine-identifying individuals have in this oppressive patriarchal society. Instead, the tone of these gatherings were celebratory. The purpose of these marches seemed to be uplifting feminine identities on the basis of their being white and cisgender. Altogether too often, the assertion of femininity by white, cisgender individuals is based in white supremacy and transphobia. These...
  • Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia

    02/15/2017 8:36:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 35 replies
    archaeology.org ^ | Monday, February 13 | archaeology.org
    Lake Sediments Record Climate Change At Cahokia INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA —National Public Radio reports that climatologist Broxton Bird of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and colleagues analyzed layers of calcite crystals interspersed with layers of mud on the bottom of Indiana’s Martin Lake in order to learn about historic rainfall levels at Cahokia. The study suggests that beginning in the 900s, the Central Mississippi Valley received more rain than usual. And carbon isotopes found in skeletons at Mississippian cities indicate that people ate a lot of corn. “That comes at right around 950, and that’s around the time the population at Cahokia...
  • Trump and Congress can jumpstart improvements to interstate highways in Southern California

    02/15/2017 7:38:04 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | February 5, 2017 | Robert Poole
    President Trump has promised to eliminate regulations and rebuild the nation’s aging infrastructure. Federal agencies are awash with regulations and provisions based on the presumption that government is, and should be, the sole provider of infrastructure. But now that we understand the merits of public-private partnerships, which can provide more accountable public-purpose infrastructure, these numerous regulations and provisions serve as major obstacles preventing the improvement of highways and other infrastructure. Back in 1995, Reason Foundation published a policy study itemizing a number of these regulatory barriers. Sadly, most of them still exist today. If a state or municipal facility has...
  • The Daily Rattle (International Edition)

    02/15/2017 7:10:24 AM PST · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 15 ,2017 | Gerard Perry
    While it seems like every major story on the planet involves the Trump administration, things have actually been rather interesting in the rest of the world. Under the leadership of former ski bum Justin Trudeau, our neighbor to the north seems to be embracing some of the values that have made Europe so inhospitable to its indigenous population. As Barbara Kay has explained both in print and other media, the proposed law by a Muslim MP targeting Islamophobia is simply a pretext to police inconvenient thought which happens to offend the political class. Keep in mind, the country was no...
  • The Target on Steve Bannon's Back

    02/15/2017 7:06:38 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/15/2017 | M. Catharine Evans
    The ink on National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's resignation letter wasn't even dry when former Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod announced the Left's new target. Speaking with CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, Axelrod essentially told the host that President Trump's Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is next on the hit list. After speaking of Flynn with Lemon, Axelrod suddenly and unexpectedly shifted to Bannon. From Daily Caller(Video), Axelrod said: "You know a name that we haven’t heard mentioned tonight in all of these discussions, the name of Steve Bannon, who has taken a role on national security, that is highly unusual...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Dutch Woman With Alzheimers Euthanized — Even After She Changed Her Mind

    02/14/2017 11:29:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Stream ^ | 2-14-17 | NANCY FLORY
    A 70-year-old Dutch woman sipped her coffee and excitedly made plans with her husband and children to spend the afternoon with them and eat a meal together. The woman suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, but was lucid enough to know her family and make plans for the day. What she didn’t know was that she would not be spending the afternoon with them or eating lunch — her family had already made plans with the doctor to end her life. The unidentified Alzheimer’s patient had suffered from the disease for four years and wrote a living will, saying she did not...
  • Charlie Daniels: It’s Only a Matter of Time Before There Is Blood on the Streets

    02/14/2017 10:22:59 AM PST · by rktman · 92 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | Charlie Daniels
    I see young people interviewed on television who can't even articulate the reason they are protesting. Others bent on destruction who probably espouse no cause but chaos. I've seen hysterical protestors screaming about First Amendment rights which they seem to think only protects them and those who think like them and that the opposition has no first amendment protection and should be shouted down at all costs. The rhetoric is becoming hotter and more nonsensical, the radical element more apparent, the violence and destruction of property more common place. The pot is boiling and it’s only a matter of time...
  • Fake News: Media Smear Sebastian Gorka as Nazi Sympathizer

    02/14/2017 9:24:54 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The media, and the left in general, are attempting to smear former Breitbart editor Sebastian Gorka, who serves as Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States, as a Nazi sympathizer. As any of his Breitbart News colleagues could testify, Gorka is not only pro-Israel but “pro-Jewish,” and defends both against the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. But facts do not matter to the left and the mainstream media in their efforts to frighten the public and harass the administration.
  • The Carbon-Tax Scam(BS!)

    02/14/2017 8:04:50 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | Stephen Moore
    I have nothing but respect for former Secretaries of State Jim Baker and George Shultz, but come on, gentlemen: You've been snookered. These two esteemed gentlemen are endorsing a tax scam that would be one of the largest income-redistribution schemes in modern times. It would do considerable and lasting damage to the U.S. The justification for the tax is that it will save the planet by reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but it won't even do that. The Baker-Shultz plan would impose on America a carbon tax, which would be a tax on American energy consumption. Since energy is a central component...
  • ‘Never Chelsea’ movement grows among liberal activists(Ruh Roh)

    02/14/2017 7:18:58 AM PST · by rktman · 45 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/13/2017 | Seth McLaughlin
    BALTIMORE — They weren’t ready for Hillary, and now they’re definitely not ready for her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The activists who fueled Sen. Bernard Sanders‘ presidential bid last year and who have become the raging heart of the party as it seeks to rebuild itself, shudder at the thought of the 36-year-old daughter of the former president and secretary of state searching for a race of her own. “Chelsea needs to go away,” said Guinevere Boyd, a 49-year-old from Alaska who attended a Democratic National Committee forum this weekend. “She has nothing to offer. She has said some horrible clueless...
  • Trump advisers’ tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks

    02/13/2017 10:01:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Business in Savannah ^ | February 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America’s aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn’t been tried before and comes with significant risks. The plan was set out just before the election by billionaire leveraged buy-out specialist Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for commerce secretary, and conservative economics professor Peter Navarro, whom Trump has tapped to head his National Trade Council. They recommended the government allocate $137 billion in tax credits for private investors who underwrite infrastructure projects. Ross and Navarro estimate that...
  • Nudists march in San Francisco streets for Valentine's parade(yewwwww!)

    02/13/2017 8:28:10 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 2/12/2017 | Dianne de Guzman
    The sunny weather worked in favor of a group of nudists who took to the streets on Sunday for the second annual Nude Valentine's Day Parade. The parade began at noon in the Castro District, with the crowd making its way from Jane Warner Plaza to City Hall.
  • NSC Staffers Purge Social Media Of Anti-Trump Posts, Fearing Reprisals

    02/13/2017 7:34:11 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/13/2017 | Saagar Enjeti
    National Security Council (NSC) career staffers are purging their social media accounts of any past anti-Trump sentiments, the New York Times reports. The purge comes amid increased suspicion among NSC political appointees that career officials are leaking key details of the Trump administration’s possible courses of action. These White House political appointees reportedly call these leaks the “insider threat” and are considering monitoring the phone calls and emails of career staffers. The White House was reportedly incensed by leaks within the NSC of plans by Secretary of Defense James Mattis to have U.S. sailors board an Iranian ship in international...
  • Royal Navy tries to plug its staff sinkhole with ... retired and ageing sailors

    02/13/2017 7:10:24 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Express ^ | 2/13/17 | Giannangeli
    A new campaign will see former sailors as old as 60 asked to consider rejoining the Senior Service on a “bespoke five-year contract”. Retired sailors up to the age of 55 will be allowed to apply to fill a vast array of positions on HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, though the Sunday Express can reveal that a 58-year-old has been asked to extend his service by five years. It comes just weeks after defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon proclaimed 2017 as “the year of the Navy” and follows difficulties in recruiting Naval reservists for year-long postings.
  • No Bibles in Iowa: The Curious Case of Cedar Rapids

    02/12/2017 2:20:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/9/17 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    Every year, the American Bible Society and Barna Group rank 100 of the nation’s most Bible-minded cities—that is, how many people read the Bible at least once a week and who strongly believe the Bible is accurate. And every year, cities from the Bible Belt—Chattanooga or Birmingham or Knoxville—come in first, while cities from the coasts—San Francisco or Boston or Albany—come in last. It’s all fairly predictable, except for one city: Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cedar Rapids, the second-largest city in Iowa, has ranked in the bottom five for the past four years, and its percentage of Bible readers and believers...
  • The Gorsuch Confirmation and the Finnis Connection

    02/12/2017 12:59:58 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 11, 2017 | Steven Hayward
    I haven’t had time to weigh in yet on the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court, so it is time to catch up. In addition to having a law degree from Harvard, it is notable that Gorsuch also took a leave from his lucrative law practice to attend Oxford University to earn a Ph.D under the direction of John Finnis. Never heard of John Finnis? I predict you will in the confirmation hearings. And the likelihood is that Democrats will make fools of themselves, or at the very least unwittingly reveal their essential contempt for the American Founding, and the...
  • Trump Can Succeed On Trade By Ending Global Currency Manipulation

    02/11/2017 8:58:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 6, 2017 | George Gilder
    Folks, we have a consensus here. Formidable thinkers such as Paul Krugman, Larry Summers, and David Stockman, some 370 economists including 19 Nobel Laureates, and editors at the Economist, Fortune, and Barron’s all believe that Donald Trump as president is a menace to world trade and prosperity.President Trump has talked about 35 percent tariffs on foreign goods and an array of “border taxes,” such as the tariff with Mexico he proposed last week. He intends to name China a so-called “currency manipulator” on the basis of a mere bilateral trade gap. He’s denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
  • The Spiritual Deadness of the Left

    02/11/2017 3:24:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2017 | Judah Friedman
    There is no logic. There are no facts. You can say blue, and they will hear white. One plus one equals cat. Calling the left mentally ill is truly a disservice to those who are mentally ill. At least with mental illness there’s a reason for the madness and a hope for a cure. There is no hope for the left. They are suffering from a deep-rooted spiritual sickness, one for which, I’m afraid, there is no cure. When you compare a United States President to a creature who killed 6 million Jews and 5 million others, what exactly is...
  • Concealed Carrier Kills Armed Robber In New Orleans

    02/11/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | Bob Owens
    A man attempting to rob a T-Mobile store in New Orleans last night didn’t count on an armed customer drawing his concealed weapon and putting him down hard. A customer foiled an apparent armed robbery at the T-Mobile store on St. Andrew Street, police said, shooting and killing the armed robber. Right around the time police were investigating the shooting of six people in Central City, officers in the same NOPD district were called to a T-Mobile store in the 500 block of St. Andrew Street. Chief Michael Harrison said a suspect was attempting to rob the store, when a...
  • "O Sodom! What of Your Children?"

    02/11/2017 9:30:57 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 14 replies
    February 11, 2017 | John Leland 1879
    POPULATION CONTROL AND THE EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. What might be the connection between population control and making children transgender? The following is from a periodical, THE GOSPEL TRUMPET, published in connection with the Church of God based in Greenville, Ohio, a sect with which we have serious doctrinal differences. Nevertheless, their periodical for Jan-Feb 2017 features an excellent article, "O Sodom! What of Your Children?" by S. Mutch. EXCERPT: "By featuring a "transgender" child on its online cover, Michelle Cretella, MD, president of the American College of Pediatricians, said that National Geographic is 'promoting a political agenda over science and...
  • Obama Hires Agency for Speaking Gigs, Lawyers for Book Deals

    02/11/2017 8:03:12 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/11/2017 | unknown
    Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama announced Friday they have picked the prestigious agency that represents Bill Clinton, Mia Farrow and others to handle their post-White House speaking gigs. The Harry Walker Agency will represent both Obamas for speaking appearances, said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president. It's the same firm that recently resumed representing Hillary Clinton for future speeches and handled the speeches she gave for big sums after stepping down as secretary of state in 2013.
  • Fossil fuel divestment crashes and burns in Vermont(DOH!)

    02/11/2017 7:56:02 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/10/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The fossil fuel divestment boom has turned into a serious bust. Most recently we saw this at the University of Denver where the administration determined that the future health of their endowment was worth far more than any political points scored through satisfying the demands of some environmentalist students. We’ve seen this in a number of other schools but the trend is continuing in areas outside the academic realm. Even state governments have been forced by activists to take a look at the possibility of divestment. This most recently happened in Vermont where the state pension plan was considering similar...
  • Public Safety Chief to Stand with Gabby Giffords, Oppose Suppressors for ‘Everyday Americans

    02/11/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will appear with gun control proponent Gabby Giffords Monday to argue against suppressor ownership by “everyday Americans” and to oppose national reciprocity for concealed carry. Hadley is one of 20 law enforcement officers who have agreed to be part of Gabby Giffords’s “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” The group will be announced Monday and will talk about “reasonable” gun control on Capitol Hill. Hadley claims national recognition of concealed carry permits will lead to a setting where “there [could] be more people carrying weapons that shouldn’t be.”
  • The Claws Out For Ivanka Trump Show That Liberals 'Love For Women' Is A Total Absolute Sham

    02/10/2017 4:24:54 PM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/10/17 | Denise C. McAllister
    Women can be vicious. Just ask men. Better yet, ask other women. If they’re honest, they’ll tell you. Women can be harsh to their own kind, especially liberal women. That’s what makes feminist campaigns like the “Women’s March” a bit of a joke. It’s not about women sticking up for one another. It’s about liberal women advancing their own liberal agenda, and if you’re not on board, you’re attacked, viciously. Just look at how Ivanka Trump is being treated. After she posted an adorable photo with her son, comedian Ilana Glazer of “Broad City” unfurled her claws. Ivanka’s tweet didn’t...