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  • NYT: Kavanaugh Has No Right to Presumption of Innocence, ‘Politics’ Should Decide His Guilt Instead

    09/22/2018 5:01:44 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 32 replies ^ | Chris Reeves Posted: Sep 22, 2018 11:45 AM
    “It’s natural to place this sort of accusation within a criminal-justice framework: the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt; the presumption of innocence; the right to confront and respond to an accuser. If Judge Kavanaugh stood criminally accused of attempted rape, all of that would apply with full force. But those concepts are a poor fit for Supreme Court confirmation hearings, where there’s no presumption of confirmation, and there’s certainly no burden that facts be established beyond a reasonable doubt.” emphasis added So if due process traditions should not inform how Senators evaluate the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh,...
  • ... Christine Ford Adviser Told Democrats in July Call About Plot to Take Down Kavanaugh

    09/21/2018 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 21, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    IT WAS ALL A DEMOCRAT PLOT: Christine Ford Adviser Told Democrats in July Call About Plot to Take Down Kavanaugh (AUDIO)
  • Gramscian Damage (understanding ideological warfare)

    09/21/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by zipper · 12 replies
    "Armed and Dangerous" blog ^ | 02/11/2006 | Eric Raymond
    From the article: "some of the most important of the Soviet Union’s memetic weapons. Here is that list again: There is no truth, only competing agendas. All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West’s history of racism and colonialism. There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor. The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable. Crime...
  • The 6th Amendment's Confrontation Clause Kavanaugh - VS Ford

    09/19/2018 9:49:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies ^ | 1789 (rev. 1992) | Constitution
    The 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sets out many rights for defendants during a criminal prosecution, including the right of the accused to confront their accusers. The relevant text of the Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment reads as follows: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him. The 14th Amendment has made the 6th Amendment's right to confrontation applicable to state court as well as federal court. The confrontation clause guarantees criminal defendants the opportunity to face the prosecution's witnesses in the case against them and dispute the...
  • How conspiracy theories spread from the Internet’s darkest corners

    09/18/2018 8:32:59 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies ^ | September 18 at 10:54 AM | Travis View
    While QAnon is 8chan’s most visible success, anons also run many smaller campaigns. These have less obvious connections to QAnon. For example, on Sept. 5 one anon on the /qresearch/ board posted an image of a woman exchanging money and another image of the same woman being escorted out of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. The anon suggested this was evidence she was a paid protester. Another anon combined the images, along with a third close-up image of the woman’s hands holding the money, and formatted the final combined image so it could be easily shared on mainstream social networks. The...
  • Research Help - Democrats on Abortion

    09/18/2018 4:19:43 PM PDT · by pgyanke · 3 replies
    N/A ^ | 9/18/2018 | pgyanke
    Back in 2004, John Kerry and George W. Bush squared off in their second debate. In one question, an audience member asked whether her tax dollars would be used to support abortion. Kerry gave a rambling, two-minute answer that ended with the affirmative. Bush stood up, walked over to her, and said directly to her, "Your tax dollars will not be used to support abortion." The next day was "Respect Life" Sunday for the Catholic Church. Not even a mention by the priest although he certainly discussed the issue of life. Kerry would go on to lose the election... but...
  • Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

    09/10/2018 10:55:59 PM PDT · by Pollster1 · 20 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 9-11-2001 | Starrgaizr
    Upon request, I [Starrgaizr] have collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. I reviewed threads from the very first FR report ( through thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines. Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why we need resolve in the face of evil. Forgive some of the early misinformation and broken photo links, and recall the...
  • The NYT traitor may have been a student essay at USC

    09/09/2018 10:30:56 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 34 replies
    twitter ^ | 6 sept. 18 | Mighty Cassandra
    Or duped by a USC student, which is my theory. I ran the “essay” through . It popped as a 100% match to a USC student essay, turned in w/out citation-making it an original essay-sept 5-overachiever! Archived & submitted to the repository w/in minutes of NYT
  • K-12: An Insidious Inside Job

    09/08/2018 1:54:07 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 18, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Beware the traitor, we are finding out. History will probably record that high-ranking government officials tried to overturn the election of Donald Trump. History, I suspect, will use the word coup and will call these people traitors. This is unpleasant stuff but also clarifying. A small group of people, well organized and focused on the same goal, can overturn and destroy much larger organizations. John Dewey and his supporters, a century ago, did not think of themselves as traitors, nor would they use the word coup. But they organized themselves in exactly that fashion. A few hundred professors of education...
  • ( November 2016) New York Times: We blew it on Trump

    09/06/2018 3:54:46 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 11, 2018
    the Gray Lady feels the agony of political defeat — in her reputation and in her wallet. After taking a beating almost as brutal as Hillary Clinton’s, the New York Times on Friday made an extraordinary appeal to its readers to stand by her. The publisher’s letter to subscribers was part apology and part defense of its campaign coverage, but the key takeaway was a pledge to do better. Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. admitted the paper failed to appreciate Donald Trump’s appeal. “After such an erratic and unpredictable election there are inevitable questions: Did Donald Trump’s sheer unconventionality lead...
  • Skyler Bailey: A new look at the Vermont Public Radio ‘Gunshots’ data

    09/03/2018 6:45:09 PM PDT · by GreyHoundSailor · 7 replies
    VT Digger ^ | 02 Sep 2018 | Skyler Bailey
    Vermont is widely known to be among the safest states in the union, but when it comes to gun violence new research shows that the Green Mountain state is safer than previously thought. I conducted independent research using news articles and obituaries to dig deeper into the Vermont Public Radio “Gunshots” series. The research demonstrates the inaccuracy of common interpretations of the VPR gun homicide figures. It also calls into question some of the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting statistics, which form the basis of a vast body of policy studies and statistical analyses. The cumulative effect of these findings is...
  • Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

    09/01/2018 7:30:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 172 replies ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rod Gragg
    The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and--with more than 51,000 casualties--also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an estimated 85 percent, was incurred by the 26th North Carolina Infantry. Who were these North Carolinians? Why were they at Gettysburg? How did they come to suffer such a grievous distinction? In Covered with Glory, award-winning historian Rod Gragg reveals the extraordinary story of the 26th North Carolina in fascinating detail.
  • Fisa Court Scandal Tom Fitton video update

    08/31/2018 6:23:30 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | today | Judicial Watch Tom Fitton's Very Important Update Fisa Court Scandal Video runs 39mins This may sound a bit long @39mins but very imp-covers a lot of bases in a rational thoughtful manner. This video is published @6hrs old
  • Porcupine Quills and Other Examples of Nature’s Foresight

    08/29/2018 10:24:41 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Evolution News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Geoffrey Simmons
    Porcupine Quills and Other Examples of Nature’s Foresight Geoffrey Simmons Editor’s note: We are delighted to offer the recently launched series “Modernizing Darwin,” cross-posted at, by Geoffrey Simmons, MD. Dr. Simmons is the author of What Darwin Didn’t Know and Billions of Missing Links. He is a Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture. The average porcupine has 30,000 needle-sharp quills, each with 800 barbs at the tip. Usually, these miniature spears lie flat along the back, sides, and tail of the animal. But if it’s attacked, they suddenly leap up for defense. The quills aren’t thrown,...
  • Enzymes Are Essential for Life; Did They Evolve?

    08/29/2018 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 12 replies
    Evolution News ^ | August 22, 2018 | Olen R. Brown
    Enzymes Are Essential for Life; Did They Evolve? Olen R. Brown EditorÂ’s note: We are delighted to welcome a new contributor, the esteemed microbiologist Olen R. Brown. Among other distinctions, Dr. Brown is Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri. Darwinian evolution, even in its 21st-century form, fails the formidable task of explaining how the first enzyme arose. Evolution also fails to explain how the first enzyme was changed into the approximately 75,000 different enzymes estimated to exist in the human body or the 10 million enzymes that are thought to exist in all of EarthÂ’s biota. Join me in...
  • Sessions fires back at Trump

    08/23/2018 4:24:37 PM PDT · by miami33 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/18 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a rare statement Thursday said that the Justice Department “will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.” In one of his toughest statements following criticism from President Trump, Sessions defended his leadership of the Justice Department, which has come under increasing attack from the president and his allies.... “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations. I demand the highest standards, and where they are not met, I take action,” Sessions said in a direct response to Trump's interview on Fox. “However, no...
  • Alternative Start-Ups Cut Off from Financial Services in Overnight Political Purge by Stripe

    08/19/2018 2:05:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 26 replies ^ | MEGAN FOX JUNE 18, 2018
    Two alternative crowdfunding sites and one YouTube alternative start-up were effectively shuttered over the weekend by Stripe, a payment processing company. Freestartr, a free speech answer to Patreon, where conservatives like Laura Southern have been discriminated against; Bitchute, a YouTube alternative that grew to popularity after YouTube deleted or demonetized conservative channels; and MakerSupport, a fundraising platform also in competition with Patreon, were all affected. All of these platforms are very clear about staying neutral and allowing all speech on their platforms regardless of politics. The MakerSupport website reads, "MakerSupport is a platform for creators, by creators. Finally, crowdfunding is...
  • Why Leftists Routinely Murder Diversity (And Millions Of People Along The Way)

    08/19/2018 1:39:12 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 5 replies ^ | By FireBreathingChristian - August 10, 2018
    Why Leftists Routinely Murder Diversity (And Millions Of People Along The Way) Why is it becoming commonplace for Leftists and anti-Christians of various sorts to openly advocate and practice acts of physical violence against those who dare not share (and have the nerve to openly oppose) their worldview? For the same basic reason that major corporations are now colluding in an attempt to de-platform those who push back against the Leftist/Statist/anti-Christian propaganda and narratives routinely pumped out by mass media and “mainstream” political leaders. Do not make the mistake of believing that this treatment is reserved for the likes of...
  • A Darwinian Pilgrimage

    08/15/2018 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 5 replies
    Evolution News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Egnor
    A Darwinian Pilgrimage Michael Egnor August 10, 2018 Several years ago I attended a Christian biology conference in Poland. The participants, all devout Christians of various stripes, were very sympathetic to ID. I met a young biology graduate student, a very bright young lady, and we discussed Darwin’s theory. She expressed much admiration for his work; she disbelieved macroevolution, of course, but she insisted that Darwin’s contribution to understanding microevolution and his concept of natural selection were brilliant and were the cornerstone of modern biology. I wanted to pull my hair out. A Low Bar I despise Darwinism. It is,...
  • What is – Can it be Trusted?

    08/15/2018 5:51:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    Metallicman ^ | August 2018 | Editorial staff
    Not strictly limited to politics, is a website that supposedly attempts to debunk and invalidate urban legends, Internet rumors and other stories of uncertain origin. Today, they are the voice of the statist globalist oligarchy. Of course, others mostly rich country-club Democrats, think otherwise. They point out the mission statement at the website. It is officially an “independent entity” privately owned by its operators. Not for profit? The owners, Barbara and David Mikkelson, have both publicly stated that they receive no funding in any form. Curious. Most curious. This is really, really interesting. You know, it sure is curious...