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  • Wee-lief! Dogs get airport bathrooms of their own

    04/30/2016 7:31:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 4/30/2016 | WILLIAM MATHIS
    Little Simba couldn't wait to check it out. The toy poodle was among the first to try a special bathroom just for animals at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, among a growing number of "pet relief facilities" being installed at major air hubs across the nation. "There's a fire hydrant in there!" Simba's owner, Heidi Liddell, announced as she opened the pawprint-marked door between the men's and women's rooms.
  • The True Deniers(Glow bull warming questions)

    04/30/2016 6:51:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2016 | Anthony Bright-Paul
    Here are some questions for the man-made or Anthropogenic Global Warmers. Since I have taken up the cudgels on various Facebook pages I am screamed at by numerous sycophants who declare that I am a simpleton and totally ignorant. I confess! But here are some questions for the man-made Global Warmers:
  • Embracing Catastrophic Plate Tectonics

    04/29/2016 8:22:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 19 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | May 2016 | Tim Clarey, Ph.D.
    Embracing Catastrophic Plate Tectonics by Tim Clarey, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Some Christians hesitate to embrace the notion that the earth’s outer surface is moving—and moved even more dramatically during the Flood year. However, tremendous amounts of empirical data suggest significant plate movement occurred just thousands of years ago.1 Much of these data are independent of secular deep time and the geologic timescale. In addition, the catastrophic plate tectonics (CPT) model offers a mechanism for the flooding of the continents, the subsequent lowering and draining of the floodwaters, and a cause for the post-Flood Ice Age.
  • Bill Nye, UN Climate Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Film’s 1-Day Theater Release:

    04/29/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 4/29/2016 | Craig Bannister
    Leading climate activists are warning moviegoers to shun the May 2nd nationwide one-day theater screening of “Climate Hustle,” a new film debunking climate alarmism and its big government solutions. Bill Nye (not a real “science guy,” FYI), who entertains the idea of throwing climate skeptics in the slammer, warned the film’s producer, Climate Depot publisher Marc Morano, that “Climate Hustle’s” content endangers not just the nation, but also the world: “I think it will expose your point of view as very much in the minority and very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest." U.N. Climate Scientist...
  • Cruz signs copy of Communist Manifesto for Young Man but adds a blunt message

    04/29/2016 8:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 136 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2016 | John Sexton
    Someone showed up at a Ted Cruz event in Elkhart, Indiana today with a copy of the Communist Manifesto. According to a reporter for the Texas Tribune, the kid, who looked like he could be a college student, asked Cruz to sign his “economic textbook.” A young man asks Ted Cruz to sign his "economic textbook." "That… would be the Communist Manifesto," Cruz says, realizing the prank.— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 28, 2016 Video of the encounter published by WSBT22 shows Cruz paused and said, “You know what, I’ll sign it as well.” The college kid replied, “Ah, you...
  • Friday Fun: Farmer Sprays Manure at Hollywood Star for Fracking Protest on His Land

    04/29/2016 7:21:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    This video is almost certain to start your day off right. One U.K. farmer got so mad at Oscar winning actress Emma Thompson and her sister for breaking a court injunction protecting a fracking site on his land that he sprayed raw manure at them.
  • Senate Democrats push climate change bond bill

    04/29/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | Devin Henry
    The bill is unlikely to find much support in the GOP-controlled Senate. But Boxer, who is retiring from Congress, said she wants to put this in motion now, and Durbin volunteered to take up the mantel when Boxer is gone. “I hope, if we can’t pass this this year, I can take up the flag and carry it in her name in years to come so when we talk about finally passing this, it will be known as Barbara Boxer’s legacy,” he said.
  • Good news: 33% of millennials don’t like socialism

    04/28/2016 4:23:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/28/2016 | Taylor Millard
    Jazz Shaw wrote yesterday on this, showing a lot of concern about the Harvard IOP poll reporting capitalism has only a 42% approval rating by millennials. He’s got really good points, but only partially mentions the fact socialism isn’t doing that much better with young people. Here’s what the poll found (emphasis mine): Majority of 18- to 29-Year-Olds Reject Both Socialism and Capitalism. When 18- to 29-year-old young Americans were asked whether or not they support socialism, capitalism, and other political theories and labels, a majority reject both socialism and capitalism. Socialism is supported by 33% of young Americans,...
  • Rumors fill the void as Andrea Tantaros vanishes from Fox News.

    04/28/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 105 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/28/16 | Jack Davis
    There’s a lot of buzz these days about Andrea Tantaros, known to millions of viewers as a host of the Fox News show Outnumbered. However, the buzz has nothing to do with her new book. Tantaros, who was last seen on Outnumbered on Monday, is no longer appearing on Fox, and the network will only hint at the reason why. “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network,” Fox News said in a statement in reply to questions about Tantaros,...
  • 'A bullet hole in the head': Landrieu delivers passionate speech on gun violence(anatomy101)

    04/28/2016 11:15:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Robert McClendon
    "A bullet hole in the head." "They blew her guts out." As Mayor Mitch Landrieu spoke about violence in New Orleans, it seemed at times as if he was using intentionally graphic language in an attempt to shock the audience gathered Wednesday (April 27) at Tulane University.
  • Inside Amy Schumer takes on gun violence in exclusive preview(Yewwwwww)

    04/28/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    ew.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Madeline Boardman
    Never one to shy away from controversial topics, Amy Schumer found her latest fodder for Inside Amy Schumer in gun laws. The Emmy winner and former Entertainment Weekly cover star spoofs loopholes in gun laws in the episode airing Thursday – a subject that is close to Schumer’s heart after the 2015 shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana at a screening of her hit movie Trainwreck. “This was a sketch that Amy personally felt really strongly about,” Dan Powell, executive producer for Inside Amy Schumer tells EW. “The whole writers room piped in with jokes and ideas and things like that but...
  • News Poll Refutes Mark and Gabby Poll on ‘Terror Watch List’ Gun Ban

    04/28/2016 10:19:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    oathkeepers.org ^ | 4/27/2016 | David Codrea
    A poll being pushed by gun-grabbing oath-breakers Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly claims most Nevadans favor banning Americans on the government’s so-called “terror watch list” and “no fly list” from buying guns, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday. The effort is part of the Astroturf pile-on now that billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s minions have set loose Question 1 on an electorate largely ignorant of what so-called “background checks” are really intended to do. Not only will that place a prior restraint on a right that, according to the supreme Law of the Land “shall not be infringed,” but, per no less...
  • Black students found to be behind ‘white power’ drawing at state university

    04/28/2016 8:44:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Just before Thanksgiving, the president called a meeting with minority student leaders to discuss race relations on campus. It’s a meeting that ended abruptly, with students reading a letter asking for more time, and walking out. “As students of color, WE DO NOT point fingers nor cast blame for the lack of awareness and understanding in regards to the black experience here at Salisbury University, keeping in mind that racism and cultural segregation existed long before any of us stepped foot on campus,” the letter read. “However, we refuse to deny that the current environment on campus takes a huge...
  • ESPN Fires Curt Schilling -- What About Liberal Offenders?

    04/28/2016 8:12:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | Larry Elder
    ESPN fired baseball analyst and former All-Star Curt Schilling for mocking the debate about the North Carolina public facilities law. On his Facebook page, Schilling posted a meme (a graphic) with the picture of an aged and overweight man dressed in just enough women's clothing to prevent flagrant violation of public exposure laws. The photo caption read: "Let him in to the restroom with your daughter or else you're a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!" Under the meme, Schilling wrote: "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don't care what they...
  • 'Climate Hustle' will rock alarmists to their core(NOT!)

    04/28/2016 8:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/28/2016 | George Escobar
    Have you ever been deceived by a “confidence” artist, plying their trade? No? Think again. We’ve all been victimized, whether we know it or not. It’s called the “Climate Hustle” and scientists, politicians, educators, entertainers, business people, and even the president are willing perpetrators in the greatest con job in our lifetime. On Monday, May 2, 2016, during a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement, see for yourself the unmasking of this fraud in a powerful documentary, “Climate Hustle” that demolishes the climate change agenda. This could be the most important movie of the year. Here’s why: President Obama claimed at the...
  • Your Daughter Must Share a Restroom With a Man, and You Will Be Compelled to Agree

    04/28/2016 4:54:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 4-21-2016 | Ben Shapiro
    The rules of bigotry, according to the left, represent a constantly shifting kaleidoscope of nonsense. This week, we learned that if you don't want your small daughter sharing a restroom with a man who thinks he is a woman, you are a bigot; if you are a woman who is uncomfortable with a man who thinks he is a woman whipping out his male genitalia to urinate in front of you, you are a bigot; if you are a religious person who doesn't want to participate in an activity you consider sinful, you are a bigot. Conversely, if you are...
  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the world’s most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • Letter: What blacks want from white allies

    04/27/2016 1:01:42 PM PDT · by pabianice · 80 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/25/16 | Nielsen
    To The Editor, Two weeks ago the “Stand Against Racism” program presented a panel of black activists at the Honors College to talk about their experiences with prejudice. During the Q & A period an audience member asked the panelists what they wanted from whites who wanted to be allies to people of color. They didn’t have to think for more than a moment before the answers came pouring forth. This is what I managed to jot down (paraphrased): Come to our events. Share our social media postings and flyers. Link your organizations with ours. Don’t come to us looking...
  • Read the Radical Resume of Tom Perez, Possible Hillary VP Pick

    04/27/2016 8:38:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia,com ^ | 4/27/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    With rumors swirling that likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will tap radical Labor Secretary Tom Perez as her vice president pick, it’s important to become reacquainted with this leftist. Although much of Perez’s history is well-known to PJM readers due to his many fringe polices at the Justice Department Civil Rights Division, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently obtained his revealing eight-page resume. Nearly every single entry of his career history involves some form of racial activism. Read the resume here. The document shows that with Perez near the White House, race-based politics and social division in America...
  • Bathroom Wars Goal: Humiliate the Normal Majority

    04/27/2016 8:03:02 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/2016 | John Hayward
    Welcome to life in totalitarian America, where even going to the bathroom and identifying the sex of an adult have now become intensely political acts. Totalitarianism is about the politicization of everything, and once people’s careers can be destroyed by the New Bathroom Order if they publicly object to the once-bizarre idea of men in the ladies’ room–we’re there. Ask the now-unemployed Curt Schilling. Totalitarianism is about using force to gain political goals. You can’t get more coercive than forcing the vast majority of people to endorse the utterly bizarre just to accommodate the allegedly hurt feelings of an almost...
  • Why Women DESTROY NATIONS*/CIVILIZATIONS - and other UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS

    04/26/2016 10:34:29 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 127 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 17, 2016 | Black Pigeon Speaks
    * UNINTENTIONALLY and/or INADVERTENTLY Please watch the entire video, you may miss the gist if you don't. ***The title is controversial only if you don't watch the whole of the video. ----------------------------------------­----------------------------------------­----- For a full list of sources used in this video, please see our Google + page: https://plus.google.com/+BlackPigeonS...
  • The new climate spin: trying to reach conservatives by making fighting climate change ‘patriotic’

    04/26/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    Conservatives’ attitudes toward climate change and other environmental concerns shift when the issues are reframed in terms more closely aligned with their values, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. Researchers found that people who identified as conservative were more likely to support “pro-environmental” ideals when the issues were framed as matters of obeying authority, defending the purity of nature and demonstrating patriotism. The study underscores the ways in which discussions of important topics are informed by a person’s moral and ideological perspective, said the study’s lead author, Christopher Wolsko, an assistant professor of psychology at OSU-Cascades. “We think...
  • Target: Men in Girls’ Restrooms Okay, Armed Law-Abiding Citizens Not Okay

    04/26/2016 10:49:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Target allows men to use the same restrooms as ten-year-old girls and has made it clear that it would prefer law-abiding citizens to enter its stores unarmed. On April 20, Breitbart News reported that Target released a statement in which they equated opening girls’ restrooms to men as part of “equality.” The statement said, “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
  • Poll: 72% of Americans do not support lawsuits against gun manufacturers

    04/26/2016 9:55:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The issue of nuisance lawsuits against gun manufacturers has moved well beyond the courtroom drama playing out with the Sandy Hook families. Bernie Sanders has managed to drive Hillary Clinton further to the left as she seeks lines of attack against the Vermont Senator, coaxing her into calling for the repeal of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in recent campaign stops. That may serve her purposes in the primary, but how well does such a position play nationally as we look forward to the general election in November? A new survey conducted by Harper Polling indicates...
  • Gallup: Americans Who Identify as 'Environmentalists' Down 36 Points Since 1991(RuhRoh!)

    04/26/2016 9:43:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | unknown
    A Gallup poll [1]released on Friday shows that the number of Americans who identify as environmentalists has dropped 36 points, from 78 percent in 1991 to 42 percent in 2016. There has also been a decline in Americans expressing concern about environmental problems, such as pollution. The Earth Day poll [1] is conducted annually by Gallup. The polling firm cites the politicization of environmental issues as one possible reason for the decline, highlighting the growing partisan gap in those who identify as environmentalists. A large percentage of Americans (Republicans and Democrats) – 78 percent – considered themselves environmentalists in 1991....
  • Study: European Plan To Reduce CO2 Emissions Actually Increased Them(DOH!)

    04/26/2016 9:29:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Europe’s plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by switching from conventional oil to biofuels actually ended up increasing emissions, according to a study published Monday by the environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E). The study found, on average, biofuel from vegetable oil creates 80 percent more CO2 emissions than the conventional oil it replaces. The report estimates the biofuels create new emissions equivalent to putting an extra 12 million cars on the road.
  • How Christianity and Science Can Interact (bio info on James Joule)

    04/26/2016 8:20:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Jay L. Wile
    How Christianity and Science Can Interact Apr. 25, 2016 Over the past few years, I have been writing a series of elementary science courses for home educated students. Since the courses discuss scientific concepts in chronological order, I have spent a lot of time learning the history of science. In the process, I have found that a lot of what I was taught in school (including university) about how science developed is simply false. I have also become acquainted with the views of many great scientists from the past, which has allowed me to learn from them. I want to...
  • Can College Demonstrators Lose Liberal Support?

    04/26/2016 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College demonstrators might be losing support for the causes they claim to hold dear from their most natural, and effective allies. "Even sympathetic observers end up a tad uncomfortable here: Those of us who support today's protests against police brutality against black people (such as myself) are less enthusiastic about the campus protests modeled directly on those," author and educator John H. McWhorter writes in The Chronicle Review. "The reason for the difference in reaction, however, is something most people are reluctant to admit, and sometimes may feel it isn’t their 'place' to state." "But there comes a point when...
  • Saudi family therapist releases helpful video on how to beat your wife the Islamic way

    04/26/2016 6:32:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Here’s some diversity for the multiculturalists to celebrate. Via MEMRI, translation of a video by Saudi family therapist Khaled Al-Saqaby, who explains the proper Islamic way to beat your wife, which, he admits, is a thorny issue. As U.K. Daily Mail excerpts: Mr Al-Saqaby urges men not to physically abuse their wives but pursue three courses of action should they need “discipline” – first talk to them, then “forsake them in bed,” and finally beat them. He said wives “undoubtedly” caused problems because many “want to live a life of equality with their husbands,” which is a “very grave problem.”
  • Rise in carbon emissions has led to massive increase in trees and plants

    04/26/2016 6:25:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/26/2016 | Rick Moran
    If all the extra leaves that are growing because of increased CO2 in the atmosphere were laid end to end, it would cover a space twice the size of the continental US. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted by 32of scientists and i24 nstitutions. BBC: Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually benefiting the planet. But the researchers say the fertilisation effect diminishes over time. They warn the positives of CO2 are likely to be outweighed by the negatives.
  • Best Critique of Ted Cruz You Will EVER Hear Mike Zullo on Freedom Friday with Carl Gallups! (Eligib

    04/25/2016 9:43:02 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    PNN News and Ministry Network (www.ppsimmons.com)http://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on March 27, 2016 | PNN News and Ministry Network (www.ppsimmons.com)
    Canada-born TED CRUZ is NOT eligible for US President. Ted Cruz has NO CRBA paperwork (required for US Citizens born outside the USA). What is Ted Cruz hiding? Is Cruz still an illegal alien? Did Ted Cruz become a US Citizen under Reagan’s 1986 AMNESTY? Ted Cruz’s father was a citizen of CUBA. Only his mother was a US Citizen. But his parents were still required to submit CRBA paperwork at a US Consulate (which they apparently didn’t do). If Ted Cruz had US PAPERWORK, we never would’ve seen his CANADIAN paperwork! From Ted Cruz, we’ve only seen a Canadian...
  • Walter Williams: A Superior Vision

    04/25/2016 1:22:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 27, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit might settle some of the controversy. My initial premise, when looking at all human issues, is that each of us owns himself. I am my private property, and you are your private property. If you agree with that premise, then certain human actions are moral and others immoral. The reason...
  • Bill Nye: The Tyrant Guy

    04/25/2016 7:44:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 4/20/2016 | Dr Michael Hurd
    Bill Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” in a recent interview and YouTube video. Global warming skeptics should be jailed by the federal government because “this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” science activist Bill Nye said in a video published Wednesday on YouTube. “Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Nye, former host of the PBS children’s series “The Science Guy,” asked an interviewer from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, The Daily Caller reports. Nye’s comments will be featured in an upcoming...
  • Academics Resist Nationalization… Of Their Endowments

    04/25/2016 6:48:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Normally, professors and college administrators see no end to their ever-expanding list of things that are "too important to be left to the free market." Apparently, even they have their limits. When two professors from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University suggested that universities could share and redistribute their own wealth, Brian C. Mitchell of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) used the Academe blog maintained by the AAUP to dissect the idea. "These professors decry the University of Chicago’s endowment as 'wealth hoarding,' arguing that if the government seized the University's endowment and spread...
  • Obama Has Harsh Words For Black Lives Matter Activists WHILE FROLICKING IN LONDON

    04/25/2016 5:17:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Eric Owens
    President Barack Obama urged Black Lives Matter activists to work with the leaders of institutions instead of “keeping on yelling at them” at a youth town hall event. Obama made the remarks on Saturday — in London, England, well over 3,000 miles from the nearest American Black Lives Matter protester, according to the Daily Mail. “You can’t just keep on yelling at them and you can’t refuse to meet because that might compromise the purity of your position,” Obama urged his young British audience. “The value of social movements and activism is to get you at the table, get you...
  • Frontiers of 'white privilege': good grammar is now ‘racist’

    04/25/2016 4:49:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Consider Mona Chalabi, an editor of the iconic leftwing British newspaper, The Guardian, who believes that having good grammar and correcting others is racist, an expression of “white privilege.”
  • President Obama marches armed forces leftward

    04/24/2016 9:38:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarbrough
    President Obama has become one of the nation’s most successful commanders in chief when it comes to at least one battlefield: the liberal agenda. In his final months in office, Mr. Obama is leaving a legacy of a more politically correct armed forces, with the top brass squarely behind him, save the Marine Corps. Perhaps not since Harry S. Truman’s landmark 1948 order to racially integrate the military has a president unleashed his own collective social revolution on the Pentagon with such success. In the process, the building also has become one of the administration’s loudest voices on battling climate...
  • Beyoncé features the mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown(Meh)

    04/24/2016 5:27:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/24/2016 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    The mothers of Trayvon Martin and and Michael Brown are featured in Beyonce's new album, which was released on Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service on Saturday night after an HBO special promoting it. Lemonade is the title of both the singer's first album in three years, and the 'visual album' which aired on HBO to promote it. And the singer continued to lace her work with a political message, as well as hitting out at her husband Jay-Z amid rumors of infidelity while ultimately appearing to forgive him. Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade aired on HBO on Saturday, and the film served...
  • Gun Control and Background Checks

    04/24/2016 4:41:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    President Obama has had enough with Congress not bending to his will regarding essential points in which he wants to contour the Second Amendment rights of citizens having guns. He started the year with a bang having his team scour the thousands of pages of federal laws to find “loopholes” they could fill. He proposed a new executive action to which we all must react..... As we stated, President Obama has used this as an attempt to force laws down the throats of the American people. The president has said in effect ‘if you don’t like what I did then...
  • The BLOG: Voices An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO

    04/23/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kyle S. Reyes
    Dear College Students, I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation. I get it. It’s tough. I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES. You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting....
  • The Long Green Nazi Shadow over Albert Speer Jr.

    04/23/2016 7:18:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Mark Musser
    Albert Speer Jr. knows the true origins of sustainable development. Yet, environmentalism and sustainability under the Third Reich is an area in which proverbial "good" Nazi attitudes could be entertained and maintained even though it is largely a taboo subject to the post-modern Western public that has adopted a green conscience as its new form of ethics. As such, while Nazi racism was evil, Nazi environmentalism was good. This too was learned from Albert Speer Sr.
  • Which woman is living 'sustainably'?

    04/23/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Patrice Lewis
    I got a phone call from my old friend “Jane” this week. Jane and I went to high school together. We’ve kept in touch over the years as our lives took radically different directions. She became a city mouse: got married, moved to Seattle and became very involved in the sustainable movement. I became a country mouse: got married, moved to a small farm in Idaho and helped start a woodcraft business. Jane’s burning ambition is to get me to live as sustainable a life as she does. She can’t understand why I don’t embrace her vastly superior green lifestyle.
  • Fighting Back Against Anti-Transgender Talking Points

    04/22/2016 7:15:59 PM PDT · by papertyger · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | Feb 02, 2016 | Brynn Tannehill
    Since the publication of Time‘s recent cover story “The Transgender Tipping Point,” there has been a spate of conservative op-eds in retort, including ones featured in the Chicago Sun-Times and the Wall Street Journal, and online on conservative websites such as The Federalist. The attacks follow a predictable set of talking points that rely on the reader having no scientific knowledge of the issue. However, when examined from a perspective of peer-reviewed medical consensus and law, these talking points fail utterly.
  • Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: Second Amendment Is Your Open Carry Permit

    04/22/2016 9:41:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 20, the Oklahoma Senate voted 37-9 to pass legislation recognizing that the Second Amendment is a sufficient open carry permit. The legislation, HB 3098, had already passed in the House by a vote of 73-15. According to News 9, the Senate passed the bill via “a procedural move that forces the bill into conference committee” for one final look before it heads to Governor Mary Fallin (R). If changes are made to the bill while in committee, it will be brought back to the Floor for another vote. The decision to return to committee came after some senators...
  • New Orleans City Council to consider 5 gun-control measures(DOH!)

    04/22/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    nola.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ben Myers
    The gun-control proposals that Mayor Mitch Landrieu will publicly announce on Friday (April 22) include restrictions on who can carry guns, as well as the places and manner in which guns can be carried. The measures would also outlaw guns without serial numbers and require gun-theft victims to notify police within 48 hours, according to a draft ordinance.
  • Defining Reagan Down

    04/22/2016 7:13:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Even when they are trying to be even-handed, academics can't hide their biases. "While it is certainly true that the public has a decidedly negative view on 'the way things are going in the country today,' (to borrow the wording of a recent poll by the Pew Research Center), it is less well known that these feelings of decline are a consistent feature of the American political landscape," Stephen Rose, a Research Professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy, writes in The Washington Monthly. "For example, in 1999, a year in which we had had seven straight years...
  • Keep In Mind This Earth Day That Trees Are NOT Going Extinct(think spotted owls)

    04/22/2016 7:02:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Chris White
    And in 2013, Randall Donohue, a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, published research showing very similar findings to those found by Idso and others. Donohue used satellite images and found the Earth is greening, which seemingly runs counter to arguments made by environmentalist activist that global warming is causing mass droughts and tree and plant death. “Lots of papers have shown an average increase in vegetation across the globe, and there is a lot of speculation about what’s causing that,” Donohue noted a press release.
  • 7 Enviro Predictions From Earth Day 1970 That Were Just Dead Wrong (DOH!)

    04/22/2016 6:57:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Environmentalists truly believed and predicted during the first Earth Day in 1970 that the planet was doomed unless drastic actions were taken. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard. So this Earth Day, The Daily Caller News Foundation takes a look at predictions made by environmentalists around the original Earth Day in 1970 to see how they’ve held up. Have any of these dire predictions come true? No, but that hasn’t stopped environmentalists from worrying. From predicting the end of...
  • Earth Day’s Anti-Fossil Fuel Focus Could Plunge Millions Into Green Energy Poverty(erf day!)

    04/22/2016 6:19:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/22/2016 | Marita Noon
    Today marks the 47th Earth Day. At this year’s high-level celebration at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the Paris Climate Agreement will officially be signed. Thirty days after its signing by at least 55 countries that represent 55 percent of global gas emissions, the agreement will take effect—committing countries to establishing individual targets for emission reductions with the expectation that they will be reviewed and updated every five years. While news reports of Earth Day 2016 will likely depict dancing in the streets, those who can look past the headlines will see a dire picture—one in which more...
  • Trump: Transgenders Should 'Use the Bathroom That They Feel Is Appropriate'

    04/21/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Sopater · 110 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/21/16 | Susan Jones
    Republican Donald Trump, appearing on Thursday's "Today" show, said transgenders should be allowed to "use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate." "So if Caitlyn Jenner were to walk into Trump Tower and want to use the bathroom, you would be fine with her using any bathroom she chooses?" host Matt Lauer asked Trump. "That is correct," Trump said.