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  • Some advice for those returning to rebuild in the California fire zones.

    11/18/2018 7:59:00 AM PST · by Dupin · 46 replies
    Just a little advice: First, put in an underground fire shelter about 20 feet down. There are companies out there which make very good ones from just the smaller shelters up to the kind one can live in for years if they had to and a couple of hundred thousand dollars added on to rebuilding is a small price to pay for the safety and security those things provide. Imagine simply going underground instead of evacuating to wait a fire out in comfort since one can get power generators as part of the deal. Build a monolithic dome home instead...
  • What does right of free press mean exactly?

    11/16/2018 6:20:07 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 22 replies
    My essential understanding is that every right in the Constitution was for everybody. In the case of the free press, we are the free press. It was not just to a select group of people, who publish articles on the various media. But I need better proof than this from references. Can you help me?
  • 92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !

    11/15/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !Link Only
  • Democrat Katie Porter unseats two-time incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters in Californiaís 45th CD

    11/15/2018 6:03:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 15, 2018
    First-time candidate Katie Porter, a UC Irvine law professor and consumer protection attorney, defeated two-time incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters of Laguna Niguel in Californiaís 45th Congressional District, becoming the first Democrat elected to the seat in the longtime Republican stronghold in Orange County. Porter ran on a progressive platform, touting her support for universal healthcare and vowing to take corporate money out of politics. Her victory in the wealthy, highly educated district including Tustin and Mission Viejo, which had never sent a Democrat to Congress, signals the shifting political landscape in the county.
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/15/2018 5:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 73 replies
    Discover ^ | November 12, 2018 | Korey Haynes
    Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? By Korey Haynes | November 12, 2018 Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics?Life exists on Earth (assuming...
  • MacArthur loses New Jersey House race to Democratic challenger Andy Kim

    11/14/2018 2:21:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2018
    ep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim on Wednesday, resulting in a near-wipeout for the GOP in the state, The Associated Press reported. With MacArthur's loss, Democrats successfully flipped four Republican seats in New Jersey in the midterm elections this year, some of which had been held by the GOP for decades. Come January, there will only be one Republican congressman from New Jersey ó Rep. Chris Smith, who easily won reelection in a Republican-friendly district. MacArthur's race was considered a toss-up, though President Trump won the district by 6 points in 2016.
  • Ancient Chinese Writing Tells The Biblical Story

    This is interesting. The Chinese language testifies the veracity of the Bible.
  • 2000 year old Roman-period carvings discovered

    11/10/2018 11:19:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
  • Breaking: First Gun Confiscation Killing Reported in Maryland

    11/09/2018 11:37:13 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies ^ | By Max McGuire/ 11/06/2018
    This is absolutely tragic. Police officers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland arrived at a manís home to confiscate his guns under the stateís Red Flag law. When he answered the door holding a gun, a fight ensued and they shot him dead. For months, we have been warning you about the so-called ďred flagĒ bills that are being passed in states around the country. These laws allow family members, friends, and even complete strangers to turn gun owners into police to have their firearms confiscated. It is then up to the gun owner to prove that he or she deserves...
  • CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

    11/09/2018 11:29:45 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies ^ | February 19, 2018 5:00 AM ET
    Because some bills aim to loosen gun restrictions (such as the February 2017 bill to ease restrictions on mentally ill people's ability to get firearms) and some bills aim to tighten them (Dianne Feinstein's 2016 amendment to stop people on the terrorist watch list from getting guns), we have color-coded people's votes in terms of whether they ó broadly speaking ó voted to increase or decrease gun restrictions. Note: Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby was a Democrat until 1994, when he changed parties. And here's a brief description of each bill represented above: Brady Bill (1993, House and Senate): Enacted...
  • Election Fraud Expert: Brenda Snipes Allowed Illegal Aliens and Felons to Vote;....

    11/09/2018 5:09:12 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Eric Eggers
    Three statewide races in Florida are headed to a recount and all depend on results from a county whose supervisor of elections has a history of losing ballots and breaking laws by allowing illegal immigrants and felons to vote, as well as illegally destroying ballots.
  • NJ-2 closer than predicted, NJ-3 as well, 7 Lance narrowly trails, 11 lost

    11/06/2018 8:21:28 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    NJTV ^ | November 6, 2018
    NJ2 Grossman down 4000 NJ 3 MacArthur 2400 lead NJ 7 Lance down 3600 NJ 11 GOP lost
  • RealClearPolitics Gives GOP +2 (ND, MO)with no Toss ups. No Dem Pickup

    11/05/2018 5:31:06 PM PST · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 5, 2018
    Is this their final prediction? I had a feeling months ago Pollsters would give GOP few Pickups... So RCP thinks all other Toss Ups will fall Dem.
  • Cartographantasies: The maps that guide writers and readers through fictional worlds.

    11/04/2018 7:46:59 AM PST · by billorites · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 4, 2018 | Alan Jacobs
    arring some unforeseen miracle of publishing occurring in the next few weeks, The Writerís Map will be my book of the year for 2018. It gathers intelligently charming meditations from writers and festoons them with map after map after map after map of imaginary, and sometimes non-imaginary, lands. (Only after several days of staring at the beautifully reproduced images did I force myself to read the words, but I am glad I finally did.) I am so enamored of this book that I bitterly resent what takes me away from it, whether that be the need to eat, or sleep,...
  • Iran hostage crisis . United States history

    11/04/2018 2:02:32 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Iran hostage crisis, international crisis (1979¬Ė81) in which militants in Iran seized 66 American citizens at the U.S. embassy in TehrńĀn and held 52 of them hostage for more than a year. The crisis, which took place during the chaotic aftermath of Iran¬ís Islamic revolution (1978¬Ė79) and its overthrow of the Pahlavi monarchy, had dramatic effects on domestic politics in the United States and poisoned U.S.-Iranian relations for decades.
  • What You Can Learn From MLBís Mental-Skills Coaches

    10/28/2018 9:04:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2018 | Sue Shellenbarger
    The Chicago Cubs are one of 26 Major League Baseball teams to employ sports psychologists or mental-skills coaches. As in the workplace, the gameís great myth is that talent always wins. In reality, athletesí hidden game, the mental one, can override some deficits in skill, says Bob Tewksbury, a former All-Star pitcher and current mental-skills coach for the San Francisco Giants. Players must develop the ability to block out distractions, says Mr. Tewksbury, author of ďNinety Percent Mental..." Ken Ravizza, a mental-skills coach for the Chicago Cubs, teaches players to stay aware of their mental state by imagining an inner...
  • Senate No Toss Ups GOP +3 - No lost Seats

    10/28/2018 12:40:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 28, 2018
    Real Clear Politics today gives GOP a +1 in Indiana to add to Missouri & North Dakota if no Toss UPS. 54 - 46 Democrats no longer listed for AZ or NV gains. But GOP needs to fight for pick ups in FL, MT, MI, NJ, WI, MN which are Toss Ups or Lean Dem
  • Incivility, Media, and the Left

    10/26/2018 10:26:49 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 2 replies ^ | May 11, 2018 | By Steve Feinstein
    Among all the political/cultural double standards that liberals and Leftists get away with, none is greater than the incredible incivility and disrespect they continually show for conservative politicians, celebrities, and traditional institutions with whom they disagree. Liberal behavior towards conservatives is so outlandish that it borders on the absurd, yet they are almost never seriously called to account for it or pay a truly lasting penalty for it. If the liberal media cover the offending action at all -- which they often donít -- it is done more in a ďSee? You canít accuse us of not covering it, now...
  • Elgin, TX Speedy Max Texaco allows big "Beto" sign out front. Alienates half of customers.

    10/26/2018 8:25:20 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Roadside News ^ | 26 October 2018 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This Speedy Max Texaco quick stop in Elgin, Texas has allowed someone to put a very large "Beto" sign in front of it's store. Not sure that is good idea. Why would you want to alienate a LOT of your customers in Texas with that?
  • Number of Ricin vs bomber media stories

    10/26/2018 7:49:18 PM PDT · by Luigi Vasellini · 19 replies
    10/26/18 | Luigi
    Does anyone know the number of stories that the MSM had of the ricin guy vs the bomber.