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  • More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America

    07/16/2018 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, July 12, 2018 More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than America Posted by Daniel Greenfield 58% of Democrats believe in UFOs, but only 32% are proud to be American. Only 37% of Republicans believe in flying saucers, but a full 80% are proud of their country. Almost twice as many Democrats are willing to believe in being abducted by space aliens than in their country. Hillary Clinton had promised that if elected, she would find out the truth about the little green men and suggested that the planet had already been visited by aliens. "Maybe we could have, like, a...
  • London Mayor Says Trump Wrong to Blame Immigrants for Crime Wave [semi-satire]

    07/16/2018 9:31:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Mayor Sadiq Khan rebuffed US President Donald Trump’s contention that immigrants from Africa and Asia are responsible for rising levels of violent crime in London and other parts of Europe. “The fact that rising numbers of immigrants happen to coincide with rising levels of violence doesn’t prove that the immigrants themselves are the ones responsible,” Khan argued. “Let me point out that the levels of violence in the countries of origin of these immigrants are higher than they are in London. This leads me to think that to a certain extent we are moderating their behavior and reducing the global...
  • So, You Think You're Tolerant?

    07/16/2018 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/16/18 | Dave Rubin
    Tolerance--a word we hear a lot these days--is “the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.” That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it and how we, as a society, have always defined it. You may favor the death penalty while your cousin is against it. Your dad might have voted for Trump, your mom for Clinton and your brother may not have voted at all. Whatever differences we have, tolerating the opinions of another is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society. America itself was built on a foundation of...
  • The left’s fraudulent voter registration numbers are psy-ops lies

    07/16/2018 8:08:34 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies
    vanity | July 16, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    Recently our intelligence was insulted by the left’s lie machine once again. This time the lies centered on a comparison between the number of voters registered as Democrats and the number registered as Republicans. We were told that as Republicans it was time to hide under our beds and quiver because by some 12 million registered voters the Democrats had a huge edge over Republicans. This is a lie based on numbers picked out of the air. Here are some voter registration numbers NOT picked out of the air but drown from public records dating back to 2016. THIS is...
  • What’s More Dangerous, Religion or Political Ideology?

    07/16/2018 7:40:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 57 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Ask just about any diehard atheist what the most dangerous part of human nature is, and they will tell you it’s religion. In all honesty, this used to be me. And to be fair, religion has inspired people to commit some of the obscenest atrocities in human history; The Crusades, the German Peasants’ War, French Wars of Religion, and the Thirty Years’ War, to name a few. But what major acts of violence have been committed by major nations in the name of religion in modern times? There have been sporadic occurrences of religious violence by the underdeveloped world. For...
  • Public Union: Public Enemy (Video)

    07/16/2018 7:21:02 AM PDT · by Boomer · 5 replies
    PragerU ^ | 7/16/2018 | PragerU
    Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this happen and can it be stopped? Akash Chougule, senior policy fellow for Americans for Prosperity, has the answers in this sobering video from Prager University.
  • Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues

    07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | July 12, 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees — a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS’ estimate) to $200 million...
  • Trump Era Gun Checks Remain near Record Levels in June of 2018

    07/16/2018 6:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people believed that President Trump would preside over an era of decreasing firearm sales. Firearm sales dropped a little from the record levels in the 2016 presidential election year. They did not drop much. 2017 had the second highest ever yearly total NICS checks. 2018 is trending higher than 2017. In 2017, at the end of June, the total NICS checks were 12,601,112. 2018 is becoming the second highest year on record. In 2016, the all time record year, they were 13,829,491 at the end of June. In 2018, they have moved up from 2017 and are approaching...
  • Trump and Putin Meet, DC Establishment Throws a Fit

    07/16/2018 5:09:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 28 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Yes, Virginia, the fake news media is the enemy of the people. – In an interview with CBS that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said this in response to a question about who are America’s “foes”?: “Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t...
  • Hillary: Still Hero of the Aggrieved and Champion Whiner

    07/16/2018 5:04:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-16-18 | MOTUS
    From the American Federation of Teachers newsletter, Our Hero and Champion, Hillary Clinton: Every two years, the AFT presents the Women’s Rights Award to a woman whose vision and courage have raised the game for other women. This year’s recipient, Hillary Clinton, is a role model for women in politics, in the workplace and in society as she strives to make our democracy equitable for all people, especially women and girls. Who other than the AFT would give an award to a woman as corrupt (and tired) as old Hilz? Hillary begins speech: “I’m so tired, I can barely...
  • Hillary begins speech: ‘I’m so tired, I can barely stand’

    07/16/2018 4:43:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 67 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/14/18 | Kyle Olsen
    Hillary Clinton may have visions of 2020 — if she can just keep her eyes open. The failed presidential candidate started her speech to the American Federation of Teachers union on Friday in a bizarre way: by telling everyone how tired she was. “Well, I’ll tell you,” she said, “I’ve been back there listening to Randi (Weingarten) and I’m so exhausted, I can barely stand here.” Clinton flashed moments of bitterness and anger to the unionists gathered in Pittsburgh. Receiving the Women’s Rights Award from the union, she railed on how she has been oppressed in life.
  • U. Minnesota may punish people who refuse to use someone’s preferred gender pronoun

    07/16/2018 12:32:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The College Fix ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The University of Minnesota is considering a policy to discipline students or professors who refuse to call someone by their preferred gender pronoun, with penalties that could include being fired or expelled. The draft policy under review may change, but as of now it states that “university members and units are expected to use the names, gender identities and pronouns specified to them by university members, except as legally required.” When someone does not go along with a person whose biological sex does not match their preferred gender — such as refusing to call a biological man a woman —...
  • Bombshell Bourdain interview published month after his suicide: Chef unloads on 'rapey ... Clinton

    07/16/2018 12:09:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Anthony Bourdain pulled no punches in one of his final interviews as the celebrity chef slammed Bill Clinton for being 'rapey, gropey and disgusting' and spoke of how he imagined Harvey Weinstein dying alone in a bathtub. The globe-trotting food chronicler, who hanged himself in a French hotel in June, gave a lengthy and wide-ranging interview to journalist Maria Bustillos for her recently launched magazine Popula. The interview was conducted in one of Bourdain's favorite Irish pubs in New York back in February and was only published on Sunday. It covered everything from Weinstein's downfall, the Clinton-Trump election and even...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/15/2018 8:08:38 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Syrian government media says that Israel attacked an airbase southwest of Aleppo tonight. The foreign government funded Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says warehouses near the base used by Iranian militias and the Syrian army were hit. The group reports that five were killed in the attack involving multiple aircraft. The attack comes on the eve of a summit meeting between the President of Syria's close ally Russia, Vladimir Putin, and President Donald Trump. Topics like Syria, Iran, Ukraine and other matters.... Meanwhile, there's talk in Washington of an impeachment document being filed this week in the House involving Rosenstein....
  • The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

    07/15/2018 1:24:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 75 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | June 4, 2018 | Thomas E. Woods
    No wonder my listeners demanded this episode. Saifedean Ammous takes an economic perspective informed by the Austrian School and applies it to Bitcoin and why it matters. He discusses the various roles Bitcoin can play, and parries common objections. (We also take an animated detour into the BCH/BTC discussion, for those of you interested.)
  • Black Intellectuals That Leftists Don’t Want You to Know About

    07/15/2018 1:16:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Over the past several decades, the left has convinced United States citizens that it is the only option for black and other minority voters. If any blacks dare to deviate from this narrative, they get labeled as an “Uncle Tom” or worse. Fortunately, for the benefit of America’s black community, many black intellectuals have risen to prominence who challenge the left’s perceived ownership of the black vote. And while I do not think the color of someone’s skin matters when seeking truth, these intellectuals provide a perspective and persuasive ability that can’t be matched by others. Thomas Sowell Perhaps one...
  • S. Korea probes army plan for troops to control protesters

    07/15/2018 12:05:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | July 15, 2018 | The Associated Press
    A group of army generals rolling tanks and troops into Seoul to seize power. Paratroopers firing at large crowds calling for democracy. Tanks and armored vehicles stationed at universities to intimidate student protesters. Such scenes of military intervention in South Korea have been nonexistent since the country achieved democracy in the late 1980s. But revelations this past week of a document showing the military drafted plans to mobilize troops to suppress protests last year have struck a nerve among people in one of Asia’s most vibrant and wealthiest democracies. Some allege the plans even included a scenario for a coup....
  • Paragliding Trump protester arrested

    07/15/2018 11:15:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jason Hoffman and Livvy Doherty
    Police in Scotland have arrested the paragliding protester who was able to get surprisingly close to President Donald Trump on Friday night as the President visited his Turnberry golf resort. In a statement, Police Scotland said a 55-year-old man has been charged and will appear in Ayr Sheriff Court on Monday. After the President arrived at his Turnberry resort, the paraglider, a Greenpeace activist, flew by the President with a banner that read, "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST," and then managed to escape. Greenpeace tweeted an image of the incident with the caption, "We've just delivered a message to @RealDonaldTrump...
  • Dems Assail Court Nominee [semi-satire]

    07/15/2018 10:35:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 July 2018 | John Semmens
    Some opponents of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have latched onto revelations of his heavy spending on Washington Nationals baseball tickets as “the smoking gun” that will derail his appointment. It appears that Kavanaugh maxed out his credit card purchasing the tickets. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn) called the revelation “very suspicious. Normally, lobbyists provide these kinds of perks to members of government. For Judge Kavanaugh to reach into his own pocket to buy something that others of us obtain gratis from grateful constituents raises a ‘red flag.’ What’s wrong with him that those who routinely pick up these sorts of...
  • Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

    07/15/2018 10:20:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Katy Grimes
    Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running to keep his office. The case was heard Friday morning in Sacramento Superior Court. When Becerra filed his election paperwork with the California Secretary of State, he represented that he was qualified for the position of Attorney General. However, according...