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  • What Progressives Really Want- They Are All Grubers

    10/16/2017 7:08:05 PM PDT · by Yaacov · 7 replies
    Breath of the Beast ^ | 10/16/2017 | Yaacov ben Moshe
    What Progressives Really Want- They Are All Grubers Newt Gingrich in his excellent book Understanding Trump has used Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s formulation of IYI (Intelligent Yet Idiot) to describe the class of Elitists, intellectuals and “experts” who typify the heavily credentialed but mostly incompetent policy charlatans, intellectual shamans and academic planners against whom the Tea Party, Brexit, and Trump/Make America Great Again movements have reacted. This is a very useful observation and a good starting point if you want to really understand who Progressives are and what they want. In the most general sense, they want to rule us and...
  • Man gets prison for grooming boys to be terrorists, showing beheading videos

    10/16/2017 6:42:40 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 11 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 10/16/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A Muslim man in the UK was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday, Oct. 5 for attempting to radicalize two elementary school brothers by showing them Islamic State beheading videos and other terrorist propaganda. Zameer Ghumra, 38, was a pharmacist in Oundle, Northamptonshire up until his arrest at Birmingham airport in September 2015 for disseminating terrorist propaganda and is said to have been in the process of setting up a madrasa (Islamic school). Evidence submitted in the case included a seized computer with 1,600 search results for terms including, “survival knives” and “bushcraft” – a popular term for wilderness...
  • Trump says he's looking 'very, very strongly' at welfare reform

    10/16/2017 5:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 16, 2017 | Dan Merica
    President Donald Trump said Monday his administration will start to consider reforming the welfare system in the United States, saying that some people are "taking advantage of the system." The comment comes as the Trump administration struggles to get any sweeping legislation through Congress, despite Republicans controlling both the House and Senate. Trump failed to pass health care reform earlier this year and is currently working -- without much success so far -- to pass tax reform. "People are taking advantage of the system and then other people aren't receiving what they really need to live and we think it...
  • SNL Mocks ‘Kellywise’ Conway as Evil Clown from Horror Film ‘IT’

    10/16/2017 11:49:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 15, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After taking a week to slam alleged sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, NBC’s Saturday Night Live poured great detail into a skit that mocked White House adviser and first female campaign manager to win a presidential election, Kellyanne Conway as a loon and for her makeup. In a skit resembling the hit movie remake of Stephen King’s “IT,” comedian Alex Moffat played CNN’s Anderson Cooper who was being lured into the sewer by his co-star Kate McKinnon, who played Kellyanne Conway. After Moffat chased a piece of paper floating down the street and into a storm drain, McKinnon, done up to...
  • Opioid Abuse and the Prescription Monitoring Program

    10/16/2017 11:38:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/17 | William Kevin Stoos
    What Can Happen When Doctors and Pharmacists Do Not Track Their Patient's Prescriptions copy The Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) is designed to provide patient specific prescription data to individuals authorized by Iowa Code (IC) section 124.553(1)(a) and 657 Iowa Administrative Code (IAC) Chapter 37. A prescriber or pharmacist is authorized to request a Patient Rx History Report on an individual only if: (a.) The request is for the purpose of providing medical treatment or pharmaceutical services; and, (b.) The prescriber or pharmacist has a current practitioner-patient relationship or is initiating a practitioner-patient relationship with the individual named in the...
  • Al Sharpton’s daughter is hour late to own wedding, may have good excuse with her ‘$5 million leg’

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 16, 2017 | Carmine Sabia
    Al Sharpton’s daughter was on her last leg before marrying a fellow race activist on Sunday. Activist Dominique Sharpton, who is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle, despite being photographed climbing a mountain after her alleged injury, was an hour late to her wedding, the New York Post reported.
  • The Big Obama Comeback To Be Followed by the Big Trump Takedown

    10/16/2017 10:47:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    Ongoing media hype notwithstanding, Harvey Weinstein is so over, but Hollywood casting coaches still exploiting their own. Taking out Trump is so now Get ready for the Second Coming of Barack Hussein Obama. THE COMEBACK! Ready or not, Obama will emerge from the shadows that have been sheltering him as ‘Leader of the Resistance’, for a 2-day Global Summit in Chicago, where he floats the hope that young civic leaders gathered for the Summit call will live on to “change the world”. Note that Resistance Leader Obama, flush with a $60-million plus book deal and a $1-billion, modern, stone-and-glass complex...
  • Dems add 3-day pistol waiting period, Tannerite regulations to House bills

    10/16/2017 8:51:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Legislation to set a mandatory three-day waiting period for handgun transfers and establish licensing and registration guidelines on the sale of binary target markers have been introduced. The bills — HR.4018 and HR.4064 — were introduced by House Democrats last week and join a growing number of gun control proposals filed in the days immediately after a mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead. U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., debuted his handgun waiting period bill Thursday to mandate that three business days elapse from the time a handgun transfer was initiated between a federal firearms licensed dealer and...
  • ABC, The Hill Report Kaepernick Grievance against NFL Cites Trump as 'Organizing Force' in Collusion

    10/16/2017 8:21:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 15, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Kaepernick’s complaint says Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “engaged in various public relations stunts designed to retaliate against Mr. Kaepernick and other players that have joined in Kaepernick’s peaceful protest.” The complaint calls Trump “an organizing force in the collusion among team owners in their conduct towards” Kaepernick, and claims NFL owners have described Trump’s administration as “causing paradigm shifts in their views toward NFL players.”
  • Pediatrician drops a bomb on idea that transgenderism is real (tr)

    10/16/2017 5:35:03 AM PDT · by workerbee · 47 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/15/17
    A pediatrician went on a viral rant recently about the dangers of convincing children they are transgender and then prescribing them hormone blockers that prevent them from developing into their born gender. What did she say? At a recent Heritage Foundation forum about the topic, Dr. Michelle Cretella went on a lengthy rant about how it is child abuse to indulge children who are gender-confused by helping them “transition” to the gender they think they are. Cretella said: Chemical castration is what you’re doing when you put any biologically normal child on puberty blockers. It’s treating puberty like a disease,...
  • 'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump

    10/15/2017 11:27:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 15, 2017 | Lauren Gambino
    Nearly a year ago, conservative Christians gambled on Donald Trump, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who bragged about sexual assault, ran casinos and used to support a woman’s right to abortion. The bet paid off. This weekend, Trump became the first sitting president to address the Values Voters Summit, a yearly Washington symposium that brings together social conservative leaders and voters seeking “to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong”. He duly touted his administration’s progress in “returning moral clarity to our view of the world”. “How times...
  • What does the future hold for the automobile?

    10/15/2017 6:12:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 14, 2017 | Joel Kotkin
    For a generation, the car has been reviled by city planners, greens and not too few commuters. In the past decade, some boldly predicted the onset of “peak car” and an auto-free future which would be dominated by new developments built around transit. Yet “peak car,” like the linked concept of “peak oil” has failed to materialize. Once the economy began to recover from the Great Recession, vehicle miles traveled, sales of cars, and particularly trucks, began to rise again, reaching a sales peak the last two year. Instead, it has been transit ridership that has stagnated, and even fallen...
  • Harvey Weinstein Proves Why the Left Really Hates Trump

    10/15/2017 11:10:48 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 21 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/15/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Chalk up the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal as one of the most unsurprising big media stories of the modern era. It’s like when a magazine run by liberals and devoted to promoting and encouraging the “sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll” lifestyle flubs a story about campus rape. (And subsequently—and quite deservedly—gets sued into near oblivion.) In other words, almost no one should be surprised that a big-time Hollywood producer and film studio executive such as Harvey Weinstein is a sexual miscreant. If you want to find a “rape culture,” look no further than Tinseltown. Hollywood is littered with men—and women—who are...
  • The 25 conservatives actually worth following on Twitter Yes, they exist

    10/15/2017 9:07:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Salon ^ | October 14, 2017 | Taylor Link
    Liberals in shock over the the 2016 election were prescribed a heavy dose of reality. "Get out of your bubble," the doctors note illegibly read. It was a hard truth for the American left. They found out the U.S. was not as progressive as originally thought. Their steady diet of MSNBC and left-wing op-eds only reinforced biases and preconceived beliefs. The country's actual, collective tilt wholly evaded them.
  • Humanitarian Hoax of Socialism

    10/15/2017 7:55:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    Killing America With Kindness: The left-wing radical socialist Barack Obama opened the doors for the globalist elite by soft-selling socialism to America. The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. The distinguishing feature of fascism, communism, and Islamism is totalitarian centralized government. All power is vested in a central government and all aspects of life are controlled by its foundational ideology whether secular or religious.
  • Hillary et al Now Ready To Transfer Weinstein Outrage Over To Trump

    10/15/2017 7:53:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/17 | Judi McLeod
    Get ready for the cooked up “Donald Trump admitted sexual assaulter” charge from the left. Get ready because Lying Hillary will be bringing it into her version of reality any day now Will failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton or one one of her Clintonistas be the ones to dig up dirt on President Donald Trump and pocket porn king Larry Flynt’s $10 million? Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. (CNBC, Oct. 15, 2017)
  • Fostering the Habit of Giving

    10/15/2017 4:46:19 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | 10-13-2017 | Naomi Schaefer Riley, James Piereson
    A new Chronicle of Philanthropy report says that America is “breaking the charity habit.” The share of American households donating to nonprofits has declined from about 30 percent in the years 2000 to 2006 to just 24 percent in 2015. These numbers are taken from IRS data and include only those filers who itemized their charitable deductions, but Chronicle editors suggest that a worrying trend has emerged: less philanthropic spending among Americans. And that makes President Trump’s tax proposals even more concerning, they say. The president’s plan would “roughly double the standard deduction, meaning millions fewer taxpayers would itemize their...
  • All is proceeding as dreaded

    10/14/2017 6:51:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/14/17 | William A Jacobson
    My recent DREAD-ful blog anniversary post had a good response in the comment section, and also generated numerous emails. I appreciate the feedback and support, it truly lifted my spirits.So let me clarify that, to the extent some people read into my post an intent to close down Legal Insurrection, that is not in the cards.There are some struggles and challenges, but we’re not turning off the lights. There even is the possibility, which is premature to announce but which I’m happy to tease, of some exciting new developments. Also, I don’t underestimate how Trump has the potential to make...
  • It Would Take A 50% Hike in Income Tax to Fund Our Current Deficit

    10/14/2017 12:24:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Mauldin Economics ^ | 10/13/2017 | BY JOHN MAULDIN
    Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com,The projected total US debt will be $30 trillion within 10 years, using the CBO’s own numbers. But the CBO also makes the rosy assumptions that there will be no recessions and that GDP will grow at a 4% nominal rate.Now, that’s possible; I'm inclined to haircut it a bit.If you asked me to bet the “over/under” on the debt in 2027, I would bet the over at $35 trillion.After the next recession the deficit will be $30 trillion within 4–5 years and then grow from there at a rate of anywhere from $1.5...
  • Renaming the President Donald (Harvey Weinstein) Trump To Take Him Out Of Office

    10/14/2017 8:17:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    The vultures are circling... Stay Ttuned Right on Cue: Hate-filled, embittered sore loser Hillary Clinton falsely called President Donald Trump an “admitted sex assaulter”, comparing him to disgraced alleged sex abuser Harvey Weinstein in a British interview. Just as I called it in yesterday’s column, the progressive/left are trying to transfer Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual transgressions over to Trump in a naked bid to drive him out of office. “You could actually feel it coming: The sex scandal of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein being forced on Donald Trump to finish what Hollywood and the progressive/left covet most: a...