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  • Anti-Second Amendment Groups Seek Camouflage to Sell Infringments

    07/29/2016 6:07:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who seek to disarm the public have always had a hidden agenda.  In the middle and early 60’s the assault was more open.  With each new assault the public grew more educated and the fallacies of the anti-Second Amendment arguments were exposed. As public support waned, those who hate an empowered public, have grown more desparate and more disingenuous.In 1976, Pete Shields was open about his desire for a general confiscation: “The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second is to get handguns registered. And...
  • Major error in subtitles in movie Kabhi-Khushi-Kabhi-Gham - Big Indian Hit Movie (a long time ago)

    07/25/2016 5:29:49 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9 June 2014 | Imaan Sheikh
    This article is about technical errors in the immensely popular Indian movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. The movie is filmed VERY well, but has quite a few technical errors. It is still appealing (especially to Indians) due to some culture reasons I won't cover here. However, in the Netflix version I just watched, there is a GLARING error. In the dialogue, as some women are talking, one says "By the will of god" and it is translated "Allah". Then later, in reference to a HINDU holiday, the woman says, per the caption, "...celebrating EID" which is a MUSLIM holiday. The...
  • Beware of Twitter Robots Telling People How to Vote

    07/19/2016 3:15:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 1:02 pm, July 18, 2016 | By Mark Buchanan
    Voting is partially a social endeavor, in which people consider the opinions of others when making up their own minds. Increasingly, though, they’re being influenced by an inhuman force: software robots specifically designed to deceive them. Lest democracy be undermined, humans need help in distinguishing their brethren from the bots. Two years ago, in a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the social networking site Twitter estimated that more than 23 million of its active user accounts were being run by “bots” — software agents or bits of code that act on their own to respond to...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • Merkel's popularity continues to grow with Germans

    07/09/2016 8:50:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | July 9, 2016 | thelocal.de
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has rebounded after the British vote to leave the EU, an opinion poll showed Saturday, reversing a fall in her appeal caused by the refugee crisis. The poll was the second in a few days to suggest a popularity boost for the German leader.
  • BLACK ACTIVISTS HOPE KILLINGS PROMPT MORE ACTION FROM WHITES

    07/09/2016 12:36:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    AP ^ | July 9, 2016 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Since the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement three years ago, many white Americans have wrestled with how to respond. Some chose racist-tinged ridicule. Others, by word or deed, sought to show solidarity as blacks protested the deaths of fellow blacks in encounters with police. Still others, untouched personally, watched from a distance in silence. This past week, as graphic videos portrayed two more such deaths and five police officers were slain at a march in Dallas protesting the killings, whites have joined blacks in forceful calls for unity that cut across color lines.
  • NATO Takes Over U.S.-Built Missile Shield, Amid Russian Suspicion

    07/08/2016 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/8/16 | reuters
    NATO took command of a U.S.-built missile shield in Europe on Friday after France won assurances that the multi-billion-dollar system would not be under Washington’s direct control. The missile shield, billed as a defense against any strike by a “rogue state” against European cities, is one of the most sensitive aspects of U.S. military support for Europe. Russia says the system is in fact intended by Washington to blunt its nuclear arsenal, which the U.S. denies. “Today we have decided to declare initial operational capability of the NATO ballistic missile defense system,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference....
  • New State Dept. Revelation of Classified Marking Error Supports Hillary on Email ( only 2 emails )

    07/06/2016 9:05:29 PM PDT · by seastay · 18 replies
    Blue Nation Review ^ | July 6, 2016
    Comey had said in his statement: “Only a very small number of the e-mails containing classified information bore markings indicating the presence of classified information.” The New York Times nailed down that “very small number” to two: While [Comey] did not identify any, he was evidently referring to two emails that one of Mrs. Clinton’s close aides, Monica R. Hanley, sent to prepare her for telephone calls with foreign leaders, according to a State Department official familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss classified information. One email, dated Aug. 2, 2012, noted that Kofi Annan,...
  • The U.S. should have sided with the Shah

    07/03/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 70 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/3/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • New York Times braces for big change

    06/28/2016 6:43:47 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/28/16 | JOE POMPEO
    This summer, The New York Times is ushering in a transformation more radical than it has seen in almost half a century, perhaps since the great Abe Rosenthal overhaul of the 1970s, which created the wide-ranging, multi-section Times we know today. Back then, the Times was grappling with economic headwinds and the rise of TV. Now the Times—like all newspapers—is grappling with economic headwinds and the rise of the smartphone, and its future is on the line once again.
  • Business as Usual – Paul Ryan Pushes Through Multiple Wall Street Giveaways in the Highway Bill

    11/08/2015 8:50:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrigg ^ | 06 October 2015 | Michael Krieger
    It was always going to be a seamless transition from John Boehner to Paul Ryan. These men are cut from the exact same cloth, which is worshipping at the altar of crony capitalism. They talk a good game about about “free markets” and “entrepreneurship,” but at the end of the day, are both staunch defenders of statist, centrally planned economies, as long as the subsidies go to mega-corporations. David Dayan, who’s excellent work I’ve covered many times here at Liberty Blitzkrieg, just published an article at the Fiscal Times outlining the plethora or Wall Street giveaways recently added onto the...
  • Man claims he was Orlando killer's gay lover [title shortened]

    06/22/2016 12:53:49 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 32 replies
    Univision written art ^ | 21 June 2016 | Univision
    English title: Orlando massacre was "revenge," not terrorism, says man who claims he was gunman's lover Mateen was "very sweet" and liked to be "cuddled," the man told Univision. But he was upset about the way gay men responded to him. Omar Mateen, the Muslim gunman who committed the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, was "100 percent" gay and bore a grudge against Latino men because he felt used by them, according to a man who says he was his lover for two months. “I’ve cried like you have no idea. But the thing that makes me want to tell...
  • Omar Mateen was spurned by boyfriends, ‘did it for revenge,’ alleged ex-gay lover claims

    06/21/2016 7:12:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7:49 PM | Denis Slattery
    The gunman who slaughtered 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was a confused, gay man who drank heavily, a man who claims he was his lover for two months told Univision. Omar Mateen, the deranged Muslim shooter behind the massacre, held a grudge against Latino men he met at the popular gay club because he felt used by them, the man told the network. “I’ve cried like you have no idea. But the thing that makes me want to tell the truth is that he didn’t do it for terrorism,” the man told Univision Noticias anchor Maria Elena...
  • Oregon: Full-throttle growth, nears full-employment

    06/21/2016 12:29:29 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    Oregon Business Report ^ | June 15, 2016 | Josh Lehner
    On the backs of the consumer and the strengthening labor market, the U.S. economic expansion continues. Weakness and uncertainty remain in terms of the global economy, financial markets and the goods-producing industries. However, as the U.S. economy enters the seventh year of expansion, including the longest string on monthly job gains on record, the outlook remains positive. The ongoing job gains and wage growth are pulling workers back into the economy and measures of slack, or underutilization, show ongoing improvements.
  • The American Left is Evil: Orlando Shooting

    06/21/2016 1:42:02 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    The American Left is just plain evil. Not only do they not seek truth, they suppress it. Everything the Left does, including shamefully exploiting the slaughter of Americans in a nightclub, is to further their deception and their power to force their unpopular agenda down our throats. Leftists are the minority. However, they own the federal government, social media, public education, Hollywood, and the Democratic party. They incite misdirected anger, hate and guilt to bully the public into embracing their anti-American and anti-God agenda. Because the Left controls the media, they get away with falsely portraying their opposition. The Left...
  • WikiLeaks Issues ‘Torrent Insurance’ Encrypted File With Dead-Man’s Switch

    06/19/2016 2:07:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | June 19, 2016 | Reno Berkeley
    WikiLeaks has issued an encrypted file for download as a kind of “torrent insurance” ahead of its public release of potentially damning documents. As previously discussed on Inquisitr, Guccifer 2.0’s hack of the DNC servers have already revealed possible collusion between the Hillary Clinton campaign, the mainstream media, and Democratic Party leadership. While the DNC has neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of these preliminary releases, WikiLeaks’s torrent insurance prior to the actual document dump could indicate the presence of damaging evidence on Clinton, and possibly even the Obama administration. Famed government whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted out a message regarding...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before

    06/17/2016 4:26:49 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Sharyl Attkisson talked to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Matt Boyle Friday about her new show, Full Measure with Sheryl Attkisson, as well as current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson.
  • Omar Mateen's interest in gay men makes this no ordinary act of terrorism

    06/15/2016 6:44:41 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 56 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/14/2016 | David Shariatmadari
    Stupid iPad's screwing up again, so, I can't get this screen back, if I go back to copy it. Excuse me.
  • U.S. Southern Baptists Repudiate Confederate Flag

    06/15/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by DH · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2016 | Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Nick Macfie
    The U.S. Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on Tuesday repudiating the Confederate battle flag as an emblem of slavery, marking the latest bid for racial reconciliation by America’s largest Protestant denomination.
  • Fact checkers confirm Hillary Clinton is more honest than any of her 2016 opponents

    06/13/2016 12:00:32 PM PDT · by Chuckster · 69 replies
    Daily News Bin ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bill Palmer
    The trendy knock on Hillary Clinton, even among those who acknowledge that she’s the most capable and knowledgeable of the 2016 candidates for President, is the accusation that she’s just not honest. Her opponents keep insisting that she can’t be trusted, that she’s not telling the truth, and that there is therefore no telling what she might do while in office. But whenever fact checkers look at what Clinton and her opponents are saying during this election cycle, she rates out as the most honest of the bunch.
  • Obama: Orlando shooting was a case of ‘homegrown extremism,’ gunman inspired by online propaganda

    ORLANDO — President Obama said the gunman who opened fire in a nightclub here on Sunday appeared to be motivated by extremist propaganda online, saying that authorities have not found any links connecting this attacker with other radical groups. Obama called the shooting a case of “homegrown extremism” on Monday, saying that the gunman appeared to be “inspired by various extremist information that was disseminated over the Internet.” The gunman who carried out the deadliest shooting rampage in American history called 911 during a three-hour standoff with police and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, a group also known...
  • The deception of Fox News

    06/11/2016 11:43:32 AM PDT · by DH · 98 replies
    Personal Opinion | 6/11/2016 | David C. Herbert
    Since the dawning of Fox News I have been one of the most loyal watchers. It was the only bastion of factual, actual and truthful news. Until now, it was the only credible source of news whether on the net or on the TV networks. It became my only source of “unfiltered” news other than Free Republic, Drudge and a very few others. As time went by things seemed to change. It took a “sea change” when their “boy” did not get the nod from the American people who were conservative Republican voters and Donald Trump prevailed. Even as Trump...
  • State Department deliberately cut embarrassing questions from press briefing video

    06/10/2016 7:04:17 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 June 2016 | Carol Morello
    The State Department acknowledged Wednesday that someone in its public affairs bureau made a “deliberate” request that several minutes of tape be cut from the video of a 2013 press briefing in which a reporter asked if the administration had lied about secret talks with Iran. The embarrassing admission by State Department spokesman John Kirby came three weeks after another spokesperson insisted that a “glitch” had caused the gap, discovered only last month by the reporter whose questioning had mysteriously disappeared. “This wasn’t a technical glitch, this was a deliberate step to excise the video,” Kirby told reporters. Kirby said...
  • 6 Mind-Blowing Achievements in Propaganda

    04/21/2010 12:36:31 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 17 replies · 792+ views
    When you think "propaganda" you immediately picture a huge statue of a dictator, or banners stamped with corny slogans. You think of the kind of clumsy brainwashing that only works on uneducated peasants. But then there are acts of propaganda that have changed the world, usually because you didn't know they were propaganda. If there was a hall of fame for such things, it would include...
  • Families flood across US-Mexico border, hitting new highs

    06/08/2016 3:23:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WIAT-TV ^ | June 4, 2016 | Chance Seales, National Correspondent
    Families are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in record numbers, surpassing levels seen during the 2014 crisis that caused widespread consternation at the highest levels of government. New numbers show approximately 32,117 families, mostly from Central America, flooded the Southern border in the first six months of fiscal year 2016, reports the Pew Research Center. In the same time period of 2015, that number was less than half that, clocking in at 13,913 families. In 2014, agents apprehended 19,830 during that period. Crisis in Central America “People who are trying to save their lives come to this country because they can...
  • Parents of America! Pay Attention!

    06/06/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    Saving our future.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, America, listen up! This is your Education Establishment speaking. You may take notes. In any case, you’re free to obey these instructions. Whatever you may think, whatever foolish misconceptions you may have acquired, your children do not belong to you. They belong to us. We will love and cherish them to the extent that we can turn them into what we want them to be. Your job is to remain on the sidelines and say nothing. Now, be good parents and keep out of things you don’t comprehend. Preparing the young for their future roles in our complex society...
  • The Fifth Column (Saturbray)

    06/04/2016 6:04:14 AM PDT · by bray · 22 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 6/4/16 | bray
    Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 KJV The riots at the Trump rallies underlines the intolerance of thought by the cult of liberalism. This cult has been developed over the decades by the Three Pillars of Propaganda (academia, media and the DNC). These three work as one to destroy capitalism and progress their Marxist agenda throughout the masses....
  • Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

    06/01/2016 1:55:20 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/1/2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar and the city will create a task force to study doing the same for the city’s calendar, officials announced Tuesday. “Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Mayor Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall. “Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing.” The two holidays are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after...
  • Study: More Americans are having gay sex

    06/01/2016 11:16:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    philly.com ^ | 6/1/16 | Stacey Burling
    A growing number of Americans are having gay sex, or at least admitting to it. And that's OK with more and more of us. "People over time are reporting more same-sex sexual experiences than ever before," said Brooke Wells, a social psychologist at Widener University's Center for Human Sexuality Studies. ....an annual survey conducted between 1973 and 2014, was fueled largely by people who had sex with both men and women. There has been little change in the number of people reporting exclusively homosexual behavior. from 3.6 to 8.7 percent for women and from 4.5 to 8.2 percent for men....
  • Transgender people likely victims in bathrooms, not perpetrators

    05/31/2016 6:10:25 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 30, 2016
    It’s a classic case of fearing the wrong thing Real danger is to transgendered population insidiously presented as a threat We are works in progress, often defying fixed categorization
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • Ten Reasons Why Glenn Beck Is Wrong About Facebook’s Bias Against Conservatives

    05/21/2016 3:20:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 20 May 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    Glenn Beck has been shamelessly man-crushing on Mark Zuckerberg after the meeting he and 16 other conservatives had with the billionaire. The radio talker has been quick to assure conservatives that Zuckerberg is “sincere” and can be “trusted” despite reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the social media giant actively suppresses conservative news stories and boosts leftwing causes like Black Lives Matter in their “trending” news section. If Beck read Breitbart, he would have ample proof of why Zuckerberg is anything but an impartial player when it comes to politics. Here are ten reasons why Facebook shouldn’t be given the...
  • Google Honors Activist Yuri Kochiyama On 95th Birthday [Another Marxist]

    05/19/2016 6:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Traci G. Lee
    On what would have been her 95th birthday, Google is recognizing late activist Yuri Kochiyama with one of its most visible honors: a Google Doodle on the search engine's homepage.
  • Hillary Clinton Memo: Ellen Willing To Use Her Show To ‘Promote’ Hillary’s ‘Agenda’

    05/17/2016 1:41:53 PM PDT · by detective · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 May 2016 | Aaron Klein
    A draft media policy memo requested by Hillary Clinton recommended that the State Department utilize “Specialty Media” to get its foreign policy message across, a newly released State Department email reveals. The 2009 memo urged Clinton to use her star power and singled out shows including Oprah, Ellen, The View, and others to be used to “amplify and deliver messages that advance policymaking.” The memo stated that Ellen DeGeneres is “a big supporter of Hillary Clinton and is willing to use her platform to help promote the agenda of the new Secretary of State."
  • Clinton: People should stop listening to GOP "propaganda"

    05/16/2016 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 5:24 PM EDT
    Hillary Clinton says it’s “time people stopped listening to Republican propaganda.” The remark was pushback from the likely Democratic presidential nominee against a vocal critic during a rally in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Monday. Clinton was praising the record of former Gov. Steven Beshear, a Democrat, noting education and employment gains, as well as his expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Clinton then said that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is “trying to undo it all.” …
  • Donald Trump could be your next Commander-in-Chief. Here’s how he wants to keep America “safe.”

    05/16/2016 3:25:31 PM PDT · by GilGil · 23 replies
    HillaryClinton.com ^ | 5/16/2016 | Elizabeth Chan for Hillary Clinton
    As a businessman-turned-reality show personality, Donald Trump is a foreign policy novice—but he’s a foreign policy novice who could be our next Commander-in-Chief. So as he solidifies his standing as his party’s frontrunner for president, including sweeping all five Republican primaries last night, it’s time to start considering what it would mean if Trump—a candidate who admits he gets his military advice from “the shows” and learns about foreign policy from “various newspapers”—became Commander-in-Chief. Here are seven of his “best” (read: worst) ideas for how to keep our country safe.
  • General Petraeus is drinking the PC Kool Aid

    05/15/2016 8:23:54 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    I’ve always thought highly of General David Petraeus. He’s a smart man who was an extremely competent US Army general officer; perhaps even a mini MacArthur without the gigantic ego and the propensity for hunkering down in dugouts. Petraeus was the man who led the surge, who took command of US forces in Afghanistan, who later became the Director of the CIA. In an era searching for real military leadership, Petraeus seemed just what the doctor ordered. Or, was he? His reputation was tarnished by an affair with his biographer and his carelessness which allowed her access to his Top...
  • U.S. intelligence officials fear Venezuelan coup, government crackdown

    05/14/2016 1:23:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    U.S. intelligence officials said Friday they are concerned Venezuela is slipping into a crisis that could lead to a coup attempt or a government crackdown on dissent. Reuters reports: In a bleak assessment of Venezuela’s worsening crisis, the senior officials expressed doubt that unpopular leftist President Nicolas Maduro would allow a recall referendum this year, despite opposition-led protests demanding a vote to decide whether he stays in office…They said one “plausible” scenario would be that Maduro’s own party or powerful political figures would force him out and would not rule out the possibility of a military coup. Still, they said...
  • Palestine—Perpetuating Propaganda Plagues Peace Process

    05/08/2016 9:40:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/16 | David Singer
    Anti-Israel websites peddling the "Palestinian narrative" and refusing to publish comments seeking to correct unsubstantiated and untrue statements are increasing McGraw Hill’s decision to trash copies of its textbook Global Politics: Engaging a Complex World—has been subjected to intense criticism on web sites propagating the “Palestinian Narrative” of the 100 years old Arab-Jewish conflict. The “Palestinian Narrative” is a concoction of lies and half-truths based on the 1964 PLO National Charter—as amended in 1968 - and the 1988 Hamas Covenant.
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Vote Trump

    04/29/2016 8:18:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Texas governor, and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry announced on ABC’s “The View” today that shockingly he will not endorse Ted Cruz – a fellow Texas politician.
  • John Kirby of State Department...Shilling for Obama

    04/29/2016 10:56:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    4/29/16
    The old spokesnerds for Sec State, Marie Harpf and some other young lady, were bad....but watching this Kirby guy just now on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, I wondered how and why the guy got involved with such a corrupt administration Anyone know his back story?
  • Climate scientists are now grading climate journalism

    04/26/2016 5:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 26, 2016 | by Daniel Nethery and Emmanuel Vincent
    The internet represents an extraordinary opportunity for democracy. Yet despite the scientific consensus that global warming is real and primarily due to human activity, studies show that only about half the population in some countries with among the highest CO2 emissions per capita understand that human beings are the driving force of our changing climate. Even fewer people are aware of the scientific consensus on this question. Climate Feedback intends to change that. It brings together a global network of scientists who use a new web-annotation platform to provide feedback on climate change reporting. For the first time, Climate Feedback...
  • "Honey Trap" Spies ... China's Political Cartoon Warns Women to Beware of Handsome Western Men

    04/22/2016 12:48:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 22, 2016 | Julie Johnson
    Chinese Warned Dating Spies Is Risk Women Take With Foreign Men In New "Dangerous Love" Comic The Chinese warned dating spies is a risk women take with handsome foreign men. A new “dangerous love” poster was shared across government bulletin boards last Friday in honor of China’s National Security Education Day. Targeting mainly women government workers, the poster warned dating spies could be a real possibility through storytelling in a comic book-style format, according to ABC News on Tuesday. Making its way around the internet, the “dangerous love” poster is being called an odd way for the Chinese government...
  • AstroTurf, Immigration, and the News

    04/22/2016 10:37:23 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/18/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    What if all isn’t as it seems? What if the reality you found is completely false and contradictory to the reality you are told exists? The stories that now predominate the news headlines in America are not actually news at all. What passes for the news today is nothing more than carefully constructed narratives created by unseen special interests designed to manipulate your opinion while pushing an artificial agenda. This is the essence of what veteran investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson defines as astroturf. Attkisson explains that astroturf disguises itself as being legitimate while in actuality it’s not as astroturf is...
  • What Are Kids Learning From This Presidential Election?

    04/19/2016 12:18:34 PM PDT · by Drango · 33 replies
    NPR ^ | April 19 '16
    Third-grader Victor Reza was watching CNN in the living room in Houston with his family when Donald Trump was announced as the winner of the Florida Republican primary. Victor teared up, his older sister, Maria, said in a telephone interview. "I don't want him to win," he announced. "If he wins, I'm never going to see any of you again." Victor, 10, is a U.S. citizen, but members of his immediate family are undocumented. And, says 21-year-old Maria, "I'm pretty sure he's heard hateful rhetoric from his classmates at school. His friends at school were saying, 'Ha-ha, your family's going...
  • EARTH'S HOT STREAK CONTINUES FOR A RECORD 11 MONTHS

    04/19/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    AP ^ | April 19, 2016 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday that March's average global temperature of 54.9 degrees (12.7 degrees Celsius) was not only the hottest March, but continues a record streak that started last May.
  • Tracking the Ted Cruz moment

    04/15/2016 8:57:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Salem News ^ | April 15, 2016 | David M. Shribman, executive editor, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
    He won a big victory in Wisconsin. He pierced the Donald Trump mystique. He even got some of the Capitol Hill lawmakers who regard him as a revolutionary and renegade to slink cautiously into his corner. By all logic, this should be a Ted Cruz moment — if only the next primary weren’t in New York. But on Tuesday, New Yorkers go to their polling places, and though Cruz has been the beneficiary of the calendar before — his performance on Super Tuesday helped force out of the race Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a demographically identical and philosophically similar...
  • MULTIMEDIA: Why Trump Is No Longer a Safe Bet (Prediction markets)

    04/15/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | April 15, 2016
    Businessman Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable presidential campaign might be losing its momentum. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent sweep in Colorado put up another speed bump in Trump’s path to the Republican nomination. While Trump claimed the Colorado outcome was “rigged” and “totally unfair,” his campaign is simply no longer winning all aspects of the race. Prediction markets are reacting to this latest hiccup for the Trump campaign. As the possibility of a contested convention in July looks more and more likely, Trump’s numbers have dipped. Prediction markets are where people bet on the possibilities of certain outcomes in politics, sports...
  • Yes, Trump May Get Under 50% in NY

    04/15/2016 7:52:36 PM PDT · by writer33 · 62 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | Robert Eno
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump will win the New York primary with well over 50 percent and win nearly all of the Empire State’s 95 delegates this upcoming Tuesday. While this is certainly a possibility, there is also a chance, and not a far-fetched one that Trump will finish with under 50 percent of the vote. If that happens, it will signal a seismic shift in the race for the Republican nomination. A look at recent polling makes it seem almost certain that Trump will finish with over 50 percent of the vote. The current New York Real...