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  • Condoleezza Rice: Trump understands 'value of alliances'

    06/28/2017 2:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    News 24 ^ | June 28, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is giving President Donald Trump a vote of confidence on international diplomacy. Rice tells CNBC that while Trump's language "may be different", she says she believes Trump will stand up for both American interests and values on the world stage. Rice noted that it's still early in the Trump administration.....
  • Satanist Destroys 10 Commandments Statue Outside Arkansas State Capitol

    06/28/2017 1:24:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | June 28, 2017 | Staff
    Less than 24 hours after it was erected, a newly placed 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol was destroyed Wednesday by an unstable motorist who once claimed to be a Satanist. Michael Tate Reed Jr. drove through the stone structure, filming the destruction on his mobile phone and uploading the footage to Facebook. “Freedom!” Reed can be heard shouting in the early morning recording, right before slamming his Dodge Dart into the three-ton granite monument, The Washington Post reported. Before getting behind the wheel, Reed can be heard addressing the camera directly, saying that he planned to destroy...
  • How Much Should We Believe? Does Each Story Have an Element of Truth or is it All One Big ConJob?

    06/28/2017 12:52:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    If one remains open to the possibility that the public is being fed lies, it begs the question of how much we can believe, and if there are any 100% reliable sources. In the US, news agencies like CNN are considered “trustworthy”; most readers here will consider this laughable, but there are still many (despite the recent Project Veritas videos) who think this is Real News. In the UK there is the BBC, who are massively biased and anti-English. So what’s the answer? It is easy to fall into feedback loops from Social Media. If you check out the people...
  • Greenfield: Bernie Sanders: Capitalist Pig

    06/28/2017 12:30:46 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | 6/27/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Bernie Sanders: Capitalist Pig Posted by Daniel Greenfield When Bernie Sanders first came to Vermont, he bought a shack with a dirt floor with unemployment money. Last year, Bernie joined the company of Vermont’s 1% and bought his third home. The money that Bernie used his way to break the $1 million mark and buy his way into the 1% came from the $27 donors he touted during his campaign. Other campaigns were funded by billionaires. But the folks paying for Bernie’s private Delta 767 with its menu of herb crusted lamb loin, chocolate ganache, fine...
  • The Desire to Destroy Trump has Nothing to do with Policy

    06/28/2017 9:17:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/28/17 | Doug Book
    What is the real motive behind the left’s mad rush to remove Donald Trump from office? 1) To remove what liberals claim to be a loose cannon from a position of almost limitless power? 2) To prevent America meddling with the Paris Accord? 3) To secure the blessings of ObamaCare? No. The true purpose is to teach the American voter that stepping out of line, taking charge of an election, making a president of someone unacceptable to the majority of politicos, college professors and news readers is simply not acceptable. In short, the left must correct the dangerous notion that...
  • Where Did The Massive Cyber Attack Come From This Time? “There is something Weird About This One.”

    06/28/2017 9:15:30 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    iWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    So here we go again, but this time something is strange and different. Tuesday’s attack contained some puzzling elements to security experts, raising concerns that it may not have been about payment at all. the goal appeared to be “the destabilization of the economic situation and in the civic consciousness of Ukraine” even though it was “disguised as an extortion attempt.” Lets look at what some varied sources are saying. DEFENSE ONE is saying, “The lesson from Tuesday’s massive cyber attack, beware of updates from Ukrainian accounting apps” that are orders of magnitude larger than normal.” I have no idea...
  • Pro Tip: When it's Time to Shoot, Shoot. Don't Command the Perp

    06/28/2017 6:38:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A lesson can be learned from the heroic actions of the Capitol Police in the baseball park assassination attempt. When it is time to shoot, shoot. The time to negotiate has ended when you are in the middle of a firefight. From heavy.com: Fillus said a police agent pulled out a gun and tried to shoot back. She was screaming, “ ‘Drop your weapon!’ And he shot her and she fell on the ground. “She fell on the ground in front of us, and we were all just trying to lay as flat we could. And I belly crawled, dragging...
  • Am I Paranoid, Or does This Sound Like A Terrorist Front Active in the USA?

    06/28/2017 6:16:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A former Youth Development Center (Kid prison) has been bought by an organization that may has all the hallmarks of a front operation. The 143 acre site in Pennsylvania, Lawrence County has had an offer of $400.000 accepted and the County is just waiting on payment. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked, and the problem is that no one other than residents seems particularly interested. The land is being bought by a company called Hira Educational Services of North America (HESNA). They are an organization that in their own words: Mission: To provide the most...
  • Fake News CNN In Full Meltdown Thanks To James O’Keefe

    06/28/2017 5:00:48 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 21 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.28.2017 | David Blackmon
    Despite the public pronouncements of CEO Mark Zucker, all is not well at CNN, the fakest news outlet in the fake news universe. Despite Mr. Zucker’s Monday claim that his network is “more trusted than ever”, the cable channel’s ratings are in full tank mode vs. its main competitors at Fox and MSNBC in ratings released on Monday. CNN has just one daily program among the top 20 in that mix, and it comes in at #20. It’s key to remember that those ratings reflect viewership for the week before CNN was forced to pull down and apologize for a...
  • Us & Them

    06/28/2017 4:33:18 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-28-17 | MOTUS
    There was some discussion in yesterday’s comments about Mark Levin’s delineation of the difference between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Us and them And after all we're only ordinary men Me and you God only knows It's not what we would choose to do       It’s just the difference between liberty and tyranny. As they say, read the whole thing:Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Understanding the Trump Coalition

    06/28/2017 12:21:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 27, 2017 | Justin Williams, Comedian
    Historians and political scientists will study Donald Trump’s 2016 Electoral College victory for years to come and I encourage you to read the works of established professionals. In the meantime, here’s armchair analysis from a Midwestern-bred stand-up comedian that enjoys talking politics with a wide variety of people. In my view, the primary thing liberals need to understand is, Donald Trump represents a diverse coalition rather than the triumph of a coherent political ideology. When Donald Trump takes two or three different positions on an particular issue, he is often speaking to these different audiences. Here are some basic categories...
  • DHS to start building border wall prototypes this summer

    06/27/2017 7:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27, 2017 | John Bowden
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin building prototypes for President Trump's proposed wall along the Mexican border this summer, authorities said on Tuesday. Agency officials said at a news briefing that the department is ready to begin testing designs on land that is already owned by the government. Four to eight designs will be built and tested, but officials didn't say when the process would actually begin. “We own that land, have access to it and it’s a good place to start testing in a real-world environment,” acting deputy commissioner Ronald D. Vitiello told reporters at the briefing....
  • What role does faith play in the standoff between Russia and the West?

    06/27/2017 7:19:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 6-27-17 | Jonathon Van Maren
    It is perhaps somewhat ironic that the last time Americans were informed this incessantly of the threat Russia posed to the United States, it was called the Soviet Union and the Left was insisting that everything was being overblown. This time, in spite of a glaring lack of evidence, it is the Left that is announcing from its perch in the mainstream media that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s puppet, and that Russia is the evil puppet-master pulling the strings of American democracy. The sinister Russian bear is growling in the East, we are told, and we should all be...
  • SCOUS Gives the Go Ahead for Trump’s Travel Ban, But What Does this Mean for the Circuit Judges?

    06/27/2017 5:21:51 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to hear the case on Donald Trump’s “Travel Ban”. They will hear arguments in October, but many of the provisions will be allowed to go ahead until then. The US can now halt immigration from the 6 proscribed nations except for those who have family ties within America. But a 9-0 decision raises a bigger question; what does this tell us about the 9th and 4th Circuit Judges who ruled against Trump earlier this year? Justices on the Supreme Court are not in position to make laws, that’s the job of Congress; they are there...
  • Democracy dies in darkness, so please turn on the freakin' camera lights! (Journ-o-list wept)

    06/27/2017 3:16:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2017 | Will Bunch
    These are difficult times for America’s journalists, and not just because it’s been such a struggle to replace the failed business models of the 20th Century (but hey, we’re working on it). Since the dawn of the 2016 presidential campaign, reporters have been harassed, threatened and even arrested and charged with felonies for simply doing their jobs. The winner of that election has threatened to remove libel protections and retaliate against specific news organizations while riling up crowds against the media at his Nuremberg-style rallies. Some moves by the Trump administration are unprecedented, including the latest: Frequently ordering journalists not...
  • Response to a Trump Hater

    06/27/2017 2:51:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/17 | Roger King
    We are on the precipice of a Civil War and, if we are not careful, the degradation of the very fabric of our republic Not long ago, an old friend texted me her thoughts on President Trump. She felt that he should immediately be impeached for the following reasons: he was a dictator, he colluded with Russia, that he tampered with the FBI investigation, he has practiced gross misconduct and that he is a “dumba”. Furthermore, Obama put stuff in place during his administration for the good of our country and now we are spending tax dollars undoing these things,...
  • Watch: Is Montel Williams a Shill for Big Pharma, Or Just an idiot?

    06/27/2017 11:20:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In a recent interview with CNN’s Newsroom with Brook Baldwin, Montel Williams took the opportunity to express how angry he feels about the new Health Care Act. And while debate from every side should be present in the formulation of legislation, his comments suggest that he is either willfully ignoring the acts, or is perhaps just ignorant. In the opening lines he says: “They (the Republicans) want to go back and see if they can find a less expensive medication; well the bottom line is There Is No Less Expensive Medication”. And then goes on to say that they are...
  • Wind Energy Meets Just 0.46% Of Global Energy Demand—Despite Hundreds Of Billions In Investment

    06/27/2017 11:12:16 AM PDT · by Thalean · 40 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | June 26, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    Between 2013 and 2014, using IEA data, global demand for energy grew by 2,000 terawatt hours. Let’s figure out how many wind turbines we’d need to build to meet this growing demand—we’ll ignore the fact that “environmentalists” would like us to simultaneously replace existing generating capacity. Given that a standard two-megawatt wind turbine can produce 0.005 terawatt hours per year, we’d need to build some 350,000 wind turbines to meet this demand. That’s 50% more turbines than we’ve build since the year 2000. And it gets worse: at a standard density of 1 megawatt per 50 acres of land, we’d...
  • Democrats have opened Pandora’s box

    06/27/2017 11:11:33 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-17 | DrJohn
    The story: As a wedding present, Zeus gave Pandora a box (in ancient Greece this was called a jar) but warned her never to open it. Pandora, who was created to be curious, couldn’t stay away from the box and the urge to open the box overcame her. Horrible things flew out of the box including greed, envy, hatred, pain, disease, hunger, poverty, war, and death. All of life’s miseries had been let out into the world. Pandora slammed the lid of the box back down. The last thing remaining inside of the box was hope. Ever since, humans have...
  • Facebook Looks To Take Over Churches and Little Leagues

    06/27/2017 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/17 | Judi McLeod
    Arrogant Mark Zuckerberg needs to acknowledge to himself that “some savvy Facebook users, reportedly including Russian hackers, turned the internet platform he built into an online machine that spread fake news and helped elect Trump as President First came Barack Hussein Obama presented to a largely unsuspecting world as the Messiah. Now it’s Mark Zuckerberg. The tenure of Obama’s eight long years, (having branched off into the ‘Resistance’ and still going) proved that those who worshipped at the feet of Barry Soetoro, marketed as the Messiah, are no better off now than they were when he first came into power....