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  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

    02/24/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lynn Jolly
    The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. What’s the difference? A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. It’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that...
  • Weakened Democrats Bow to Voters, Opting for Total War on Trump

    02/24/2017 10:00:29 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 2/24/2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Reduced to their weakest state in a generation, Democratic Party leaders will gather in two cities this weekend to plot strategy and select a new national chairman with the daunting task of rebuilding the partys depleted organization. But senior Democratic officials concede that the blueprint has already been chosen for them by an incensed army of liberals demanding no less than total war against President Trump.
  • LIVE STREAM: President Donald Trump Speaks at CPAC 2017

    02/24/2017 7:55:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/24/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks at CPAC 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44NAEVYsJvQ
  • Keith Ellison Once Said Black People Dont Have Obligation To Obey Government

    02/24/2017 7:13:20 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic congressman and DNC chair front-runner Keith Ellison once said that black people dont live in a democracy and dont have an obligation to obey the government. Ellison made the comments at a 1992 protest after white police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. At least 63 people died in the racially charged riots following the verdict. Minnesota newspaper the Star Tribune quotes Ellison as telling a group of protesters in Minneapolis that Black people do not live under a democracy. You dont have an obligation to obey a government that considers you to be less than...
  • Pence Labels Trump Administration Cabinet The A-Team

    02/24/2017 6:14:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/17 | MICHELLE MOONS
    Vice President Mike Pence delivered a fiery speech Thursday night at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he reassured that the Trump Administration will fight for Americans every single day. He then called out the establishment and media elites, all while charging conservatives to, march forward as if its the most important time in the history of our movement, because it is. Im here today because of all of you and because of this conservative movement, and on behalf of the President, from the bottom of my heart, let me say thank you, said Pence. Speaking of the presidential...
  • Ivanka Trump Pushes White House Agenda to Human Trafficking

    02/24/2017 6:08:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/24/17 | Ben Kew
    Donald Trumps daughter, Ivanka Trump, is pushing her father and the new White House administration to take legislative action on the issue of human trafficking, according to Axios. On Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump held a listening session on the issue, to greater understand the problem of women and girls who are trafficked into America, and then sexually exploited for profit. However, the issue was fast-tracked onto the agenda by Ivanka Trump, alongside Dina Powell, the White House senior counselor for economic initiatives. According to a source close to Axios, Ivanka recommended the meeting to the president and he immediately agreed,...
  • Using Machine Learning to Predict Parking Difficulty

    02/23/2017 5:30:01 PM PST · by spintreebob · 11 replies
    iot-for-all ^ | 2/14/2017 | Yitaek Hwang
    Just by indicating parking difficulty, cities can encourage people to take public transit rather than drive, perhaps mitigating traffic problems.According to the Telegraph, an average driver wastes a total of 2,549 hours looking for parking. That’s 106 days of wasted time. Now, those are statistics in the UK, but I bet that drivers in the US living in metro areas waste just as much — if not more — time looking for parking. Last week, Google quietly launched a new parking feature for Google Maps on Android across 25 major US cities. If you are in these metro areas, you will now see a...
  • The Plight of the Parasites

    02/23/2017 5:09:34 PM PST · by RightGeek · 15 replies
    The Z Blog ^ | 2/23/2017 | thezman
    Probably since the dawn of settled society, there have been people who found some way to live off the labor of others. Even hunter-gatherer populations had some freeloading, as some members of the group would be less productive than others. Settled society made freeloading a bit easier. Settled life required rules, which required enforcement and that meant government. Even the most streamlined administrations had extras and hangers-on, who figured out how to game the system so they could get paid to do nothing.In modern America, government is a form of workfare for the most part. There are roughly 2.8 million...
  • Martyr to political correctness John McAdams to receive Academic Freedom award

    02/23/2017 11:06:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-23-17 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Still fighting for his speech and contractual rights two years after Marquette Universitydrove him out of the classroom, Professor John McAdams will receive a top national academic freedom prize Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference inNational Harbor, Maryland. McAdams will be awarded the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedomfor his outspoken criticism of political correctness on college campuses. ProfessorMcAdamsis a fearless defender of free speech and open inquiry, and a martyr to political correctness, said Richard Graber, president and CEO of theLynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which supports the Kirkpatrick Award. His dismissal from Marquette University...
  • Reactionary Political Theory On Contemporary America (Think Piece)

    02/23/2017 10:40:17 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy
    Social Matter ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Vincent Hanna
    Reactionaries attend to political reality, not to political form. In politics, reactionaries study power, because politics is the struggle for power. Reactionaries study the structure, composition and nature of political regimes. Regimes can either be a monarchy/tyranny, an aristocracy/oligarchy, or a democracy/ochlocracy. The most important distinction in politics is between the rulers and the ruled. Thus, democracy is impossible; for even if the majority rules, power is actually in the hands of those who influence, instruct, and direct the minds of the majority. That leaves only two types of government and their shadows left: monarchy/tyranny or aristocracy/oligarchy. Reactionaries attend less...
  • Hundreds Of Scientists Urge Trump To Pull Out Of A 25-Year-Old UN Environmental Treaty

    02/23/2017 9:43:39 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/23/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    Hundreds of scientists and policy experts sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to withdraw from a major United Nations environmental treaty ratified during the Bush administration. More than 300 eminent scientists signed the letter to Trump, delivered Thursday, arguing he should pull out of the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because it targets carbon dioxide a gas essential for life. CO2 is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth, reads the petition, obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Observations since the UNFCCC was written 25 years ago...
  • More Evidence of a Wet Sahara

    02/23/2017 8:30:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 2-23-2017 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    More Evidence of a Wet Sahara by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * Scientists from the University of Arizona recently announced that what is now the Sahara desert was once wet and green and extended as far north as the Mediterranean Sea.1,2 The scientists examined chemical clues found within leaf waxes preserved in four marine sediment cores located off the northwestern African coast. Plants experience subtle changes in the chemical composition of their wax, depending upon the wetness or dryness of the climate. Because leaf wax washes into the oceans, it can be preserved in sediment cores extracted from the ocean floor....
  • Katy Perry Takes Shot at Trump, British PM at Award Performance

    02/22/2017 8:17:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Hardeep Phull
    Katy Perrys woke phase continued in London on Wednesday night when the singer appeared to take a very subtle dig at both Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Perry was performing her new single Chained to the Rhythm featuring Skip Marley at the prestigious BRIT Awards, when two giant skeleton figures were paraded down walkways in side the 02 Arena.
  • Algorithms' Dark Side: Embedding Bias into Code

    02/22/2017 4:38:20 PM PST · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    All Analytics ^ | 2/22/2017 | Ariella Brown
    Does the shift toward more data and algorithmic direction for our business decisions assure us that organizations and businesses are operating to everyone's advantage? There are a number of issues involved that some people feel need to be addressed going forward. Numbers don't lie, or do they? Perhaps the fact that they are perceived to be absolutely objective is what makes us accept the determinations of algorithms without questioning what factors could have shaped the outcome. That's the argument Cathy O'Neil makes in Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. While we tend to think...
  • Milo and the Stockholm Syndrome of Sodom

    02/22/2017 1:16:34 PM PST · by fwdude · 41 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | February 22, 2017 | Scott Lively
    In the mid-1970s, America was introduced to Stockholm Syndrome when 19 year old Berkeley student and heiress Patty Hearst was transformed from kidnap victim to domestic terrorist by identifying with her captors. Stockholm Syndrome is trauma-induced mental enslavement to the person or group causing the trauma, and Hearst has ever since been its poster child. Her identity hijacked, she joined her Simbionese Liberation Army kidnappers and eventually went to jail for crimes she committed voluntarily in that false persona. In the unfolding spectacle of the Milo Yiannopoulos pederasty scandal, America is being introduced to a far more potent and common...
  • THE RIGHT THROWS MILO TO THE WOLVES

    02/22/2017 8:27:10 AM PST · by servo1969 · 102 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 2-22-2017 | David Horowitz
    The hateful Left whose most effective weapon is character assassination has created a gotcha culture for conservatives, and conservatives can be counted on to fold every time. Barney Frank had a prostitution ring operating out of his house and masturbated into the president's locker in the Capitol gym. But that didn't prevent him from architecting the incredibly destructive Dodd-Frank bill and the subprime mortgage crisis because Democrats never broke ranks and protected him. Milo [Yiannopoulos] is indisputably the most effective conservative on campus battling the anti-American identity-obsessed, racist Left. He is a victim of sexual abuse himself, which entails...
  • Pedophile beaten to death by angry preschool parents

    01/24/2017 12:12:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.wave3.com ^ | Thursday, December 8th 2016, 2:25 pm CST | By Ray Daudani, Digital Content Director
    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (WWBT) - When a pedophile convicted of molesting five preschool children was released from jail after just four years behind bars, a group of angry parents reportedly took the law into their own hands and beat him to death. Marcelo Fabian Pecollo was arrested in 2007 for abusing a 4-year-old child, reports AFP, which led to six more cases coming to light. Five of those cases went forward in court and he was later found guilty and sentenced in 2010 to 30 years in prison. However, AFP reports he was released in 2014 after his sentenced was...
  • Im a pedophile, but not a monster (redefining deviancy alert)

    09/21/2015 11:51:48 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 154 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/21/15 | Todd Nickerson
    -SNIP- "Ive been stuck with the most unfortunate of sexual orientations, a preference for a group of people who are legally, morally and psychologically unable to reciprocate my feelings and desires. Its a curse of the first order, a completely unworkable sexuality, and its mine."
  • I didnt think Id 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
    Trumps 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 CIAs 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 couldnt...
  • Trump Will Issue Executive Orders To Dismantle Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Departments 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 nave 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 Trumps 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
    Mondays 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 ABCs 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, its likely to bite them in the rump. As everyone but those who are still mourning Hillary Clintons defeat are aware, the 9th Circuit is overruled so often by the Supreme Court that even bookies dont 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 · 5 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 Patricks 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 Patricks 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 Didnt 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 Trumps 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 Isnt 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 HBOs 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 Trumps 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 doesnt matter. Dems prefer to think their opinions are all that matter. To them, its my way or the highway. But conservatives arent putting up with it anymore. Its no accident that trust in the mainstream media is at an all-time low, amazingly even lower than Congress. People just arent willing to believe the lies any longer. Its a backlash thats 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 · 62 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 Clintons 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 shed 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. Puttr, 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 Trumps election has broken much new ground, including what I believe to be an unprecedented outbreak of hypocrisy on both sides of Americas 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 Clintons 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...
  • Womens 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 Womens 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 Indianas 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 thats 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 nations 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 havent 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 Alzheimers disease, but was lucid enough to know her family and make plans for the day. What she didnt 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 Alzheimers patient had suffered from the disease for four years and wrote a living will, saying she did not...