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  • NRA’s Dana Loesch Is Not Happy With Scaramucci’s Past Position on Guns

    07/24/2017 4:06:34 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23rd, 2017 | by Ken Meyer
    National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch has seen Anthony Scaramucci‘s previous comments about guns, and it would seem she’s not very impressed.Shortly after Scaramucci was confirmed as the new White house Communications Director, he went on a Twitter-deletion spree where he erased some of the critical comments he previously made about President Trump. Scaramucci said he was doing this out of “full transparency,” though he also deleted other tweets where he contradicted Trump and mainstream conservatives when it comes to topics like climate change and abortion. On Saturday, the day after he became Trump’s communications director, he announced on Twitter...
  • Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

    07/23/2017 6:20:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 153 replies
    inverse.com ^ | 7/16/2017 | Nick Lucchesi
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — reminded more than 30 state governors at the National Governors Association meeting this weekend exactly how much real-estate is needed to make sure America can run totally on solar energy. “If you wanted to power the entire United States with solar panels, it would take a fairly small corner of Nevada or Texas or Utah; you only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States,” Musk said during his keynote conversation on Saturday...
  • Idea whites 'responsible for every evil' drilled into students' heads

    07/23/2017 6:00:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Joe Wilson
    WASHINGTON – How did American college campuses get to the point where all of the ills of Western Civilization are blamed on white male students? Scott Greer, author of “No Campus for White Men,” recently told national talk-radio host Laura Ingraham the problem is widespread. “It doesn’t matter where you go,” he said. “You can be going to a conservative, red state public university or you could be going to Oberlin, and you’re going to be hearing this dogma repeated throughout, that all whites, no matter their background, beliefs, or when their ancestors came here, they’re all responsible for every...
  • Report: Susan Rice Met Privately With Senate Intelligence Committee Investigators About Russia Probe

    07/22/2017 6:37:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice met Friday with investigators from the Senate intelligence committee regarding Russia’s attempts to influence the election. Rice is one of three former Obama officials who met with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, according to an official who spoke with CNN, but part of the reason why this meeting is particularly hot is due to several Republicans thinking Rice revealed the identities of Trump associates collected by the intelligence community. “Ambassador Rice met voluntarily with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today as part of the committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in...
  • WH Communications Director After Sandy Hook: ‘I Have Always Been for Strong Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2017 6:21:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is on the record expressing his support for “strong gun control laws.” On December 15, 2012, the day after the heinous attack on Sandy Hook Elementary, Scaramucci tweeted: @laurasgoldman I don't support that legislation, never had, I have always been for strong gun control laws. — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) December 15, 2012 And for those who might excuse such a statement as being a result of the emotion which overwhelmed so many Americans after Sandy Hook, consider the fact that Scaramucci also voiced support for gun control months before Sandy Hook occurred:...
  • 'Imagine': John's and Yoko's Hymn to Progressive Utopia

    07/22/2017 6:06:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Bruce W. Davidson
    For the last 15 years, I have been making good educational use of Lennon's famous song "Imagine." In one of my classes, analyzing the song helps Japanese students think critically about song lyrics. The song is very well known and popular in Japan, in part because Lennon's wife was Japanese. Yoko Ono's leftist beliefs also left their mark on the content of the song, a fact that will probably soon receive official recognition by the National Music Publishers Association. The song's doubtful assumptions and internal contradictions make it an instructive instance of the sloppy, shallow thinking we often find in...
  • Hate U.S. values? Then, please, get out

    07/22/2017 5:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/22/2017 | Patrice Lewis
    Back in 1984 when I was a college student, I had a seasonal job as a field biologist assistant, which required camping all summer deep in the High Sierra wilderness. It was a wonderful summer living in tents and cooking over a campfire with six other students. In the evenings, we sat around the fire and cooked food, swapped stories, sang songs, read books and otherwise entertained ourselves. Once in a while we had visitors join us. One such visitor was a student from Germany named Hanna. Her stay happened to coincide with America’s Independence Day, and that evening in...
  • Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison (tr)

    07/21/2017 11:13:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | July 19, 2017 | Jerry Bergman
    Unapologetic Mass Murderer Motivated by Darwin Lives in Comfort in Prison, While Victim Trauma Continues July 19, 2017 by Jerry Bergman Anders Behring Breivik (who anglicized his name to Andrew Berwick in his manifesto discussed below) was a young Norwegian who was enamored with Darwinism and his modern-day disciples, such as Princeton University Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Lee Silver. On Friday, July 22, 2011, Behring Breivik set off a powerful homemade bomb in Oslo, Norway. He then went on a killing rampage, murdering 77 young persons indiscriminately at a Youth League meeting on the nearby Norwegian island of Utřya. It was...
  • U.K. GOV'T DEMANDS 'QUEER THEOLOGY' IN SEMINARIES

    07/21/2017 11:12:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    WND ^ | BOB UNRUH
    The stunning document, released by Wilton Park, an agency of the Foreign Office, also recommends that the Bible be reinterpreted “to make it compatible with LGBTI ideology.”The Barnabas Fund, an organization that supports persecuted Christians worldwide, was surprised and more than a little worried.“The recommendations, if implemented, would massively reverse freedom of religion across the globe,” the group said.“Once it is accepted that any ideology can be imposed on those who hold conscientious disagreement with it, a very significant backward step has been taken both in relation to i) Freedom of Religion or Belief and ii) human rights generally.”The Christian organization issued its own report...
  • Investigation Reveals Navy At Fault For Massive USS Fitzgerald Collision

    07/21/2017 10:42:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 101 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | Jonah Bennett
    A preliminary investigation into the collision of the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine cargo ship in June has revealed that the U.S. Navy is at fault. According to two defense officials who spoke with CNN, the crew aboard the USS Fitzgerald made numerous abysmal mistakes which led to the collision with the ACX Crystal in an area known for commercial shipping. The investigation is likely to result in recommendations for possible punishment, making the review “dual purpose.” “They did nothing until the last second,” one official said, speaking of the crew on the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. “A slew of things...
  • Clinton Campaign Never Bought ‘Carbon Offsets’ To Atone For Hillary’s Private Jet Rides

    07/21/2017 10:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems to have broken her promise to run a carbon neutral campaign by purchasing credits to offset all the carbon dioxide emitted from her private jet travel. The Clinton campaign promised nearly two years ago to go carbon neutral after the former top diplomat was caught flying a private jet the same day she gave a speech on the dangers of man-made global warming. That promise remains unkept, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of federal election filings found. Clinton aides said “offsetting our carbon footprint is still an important goal for this campaign,”...
  • Greenland turns against Mother Gaia

    07/21/2017 9:31:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/21/2017 | J R Dunn
    We've all heard it endlessly: the Arctic ice is melting. It will soon be open water, and the surrounding islands bare rock. The Northwest Passage, which lured hundreds to their doom during the Age of Exploration, will at last be a reality. The polar bears will go hungry. Eskimo shamans will no longer be able to contact the Ice Goddess. Manhattan and Long Island will soon be fifty miles offshore... And so on, certainly one of the most dominant and persistent memes of the global warming movement, despite its not containing so much as an ounce of truth. The latest...
  • MILO: Barnes and Noble Not Selling ‘Dangerous’ Is ‘Almost Certainly Political’

    07/21/2017 6:38:01 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20, 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Former Breitbart Senior Editor MILO appeared alongside Breitbart Editor-In-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 to discuss the success of MILO’s new book and the state of the American left. ... “Not to give too much praise to old school Republicans, but I used to laugh slightly when conservatives in America would say how difficult it was to get a book off the ground or to have a successful media career as a Republican or as a conservative,” he continued. “Launching this book I’ve realised they were right, and I think the left hates me...
  • Be Very Worried About The Future Of Free Expression

    07/20/2017 6:49:43 PM PDT · by Mafe · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2017 | David Harsanyi
    “Ads that perpetuate gender stereotypes will be banned in UK, but not in the good ol’ USA!” reads a recent headline at the Web site Jezebel. Yay to the good ol’ USA for continuing to value the fundamental right of free expression, you might say. Or maybe not. Why would a feminist — or anyone, for that matter — celebrate the idea of empowering bureaucrats to decide how we talk about “gender stereotypes”? Because these days, foundational values mean increasingly little to those who believe hearing something disagreeable is the worst thing that could happen to them.
  • Christian Refugees Flee Islamic Persecution in Greek Refugee Camps, Seeking Asylum

    07/20/2017 3:46:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | July 19, 2017 | JOSHUA GILL
    This video grab from YouTube shows Christian Pakistani Haroon Maqbool escaping from a U.N. detention camp on the Island of Lesbos to the Greek Mainland by hiding under the canopy of a cargo ship for 16 hours. The British Pakistani Christian Association is raising awareness of the plight of many Christian refugees who suffer persecution in refugee camps. Christian refugees have been blocked from seeking asylum on the Greek mainland after fleeing Islamic persecution in the camps in the Greek Isles.Muslim persecution of Christians from Syria, Afghanistan, and other Muslim countries has run rampant in the Moria refugee camp on the...
  • Australian woman shot by police: This is how U.S. gun control stacks up to the rest of the world

    07/20/2017 10:36:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 7/20/2017 | John Donohue
    An Australian woman living in Minnesota has prompted outrage in her home country, which has among the strictest gun-control laws in the world. As The Associated Press reports, Damond's relatives and friends are demanding answers about her death at the hands of Minneapolis police last weekend. The debate over Damond's death has also shone a light on the way the United States regulates access to guns compared to the rest of the world. Below, Stanford University Law professor John Donohue delves into some of those differences and examines their effectiveness.
  • Antifa Leader Arrested in California for June 2016 Sacramento Riot(BAM-B)

    07/20/2017 8:04:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/20/2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The California Highway Patrol announced the arrest Wednesday of Yvonne Felarca, a.k.a. Yvette Felarca, a leader in the so-called “Antifa” (anti-fascist) movement, on charges related to a June 2016 riot in Sacramento. Felarca is well-known in the Bay Area as the leader and public face of the radical militant group By Any Means Necessary, which did not return calls from the Associated Press for comment on her arrest.
  • Son Whose Feminist Mom Said She Was Afraid of Him Applies for Job With Conservative Magazine

    07/20/2017 3:58:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 67 replies
    TruthRevolt ^ | 7-19-2017 | M.J. Randolph
    When men encounter feminism, they seek the truth. Recently TruthRevolt reported on feminist Jody Allard's Washington Post article in which she admitted she was afraid of her own sons. Her piece, called, "My teen boys are blind to rape culture," humiliated her sons... who aren't actually sexists or rapists. Later, Allard wrote about their reaction: He doesn't understand why I lumped him and his brother together in my essay. He sees himself as the "good" one, the one who is sensitive and thoughtful, and who listens instead of reacts. He doesn't understand that even quiet misogyny is misogyny, and...
  • Uruguay pharmacies start selling marijuana

    07/19/2017 11:10:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies
    ph.news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/19/2017 | Mauricio RABUFFETTI
    Pharmacies in Uruguay started selling marijuana Wednesday under a four-year-old law that has made the small South American country the first in the world to legalize pot from production to sale. At a pharmacy in Montevideo's old town, five customers were waiting to buy when the store shutters went up at the start of the day. "I've been smoking since I was 14. Let's give it a try," said a 37-year-old man who would not give his name or allow his picture to be taken. The pharmacist who sold the marijuana would not give her name either. She said it...
  • Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning

    07/19/2017 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | July 18, 2017 | by Tori Whitley
    We've all heard of ways to reduce our carbon footprint: biking to work, eating less meat, recycling. But there's another way to help the climate. A recent study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the biggest way to reduce climate change is by having fewer children. "I knew this was a sensitive topic to bring up," says study co-author Kimberly Nicholas on NPR's Morning Edition. "Certainly it's not my place as a scientist to dictate choices for other people. But I do think it is my place to do the analysis and report it fairly." The study concludes that...