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  • Connecticut Ranked As State With Worst Fiscal Status – Second Only To Puerto Rico

    02/26/2017 10:12:15 PM PST · by RC one · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jun 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry 3 Jun 2016
    Connecticut – led by a Democrat legislature and governor and represented by an entirely Democrat congressional delegation – ranks as dead last among the states, owing largely to its massive debt obligations and unfunded liabilities. According to Mercatus, Connecticut’s fiscal state is “poor across all categories,” which cover cash, budget, long-term, citizen service-level, and trust fund solvency. The study finds: On the basis of its fiscal solvency in five separate categories, Connecticut ranks 50th among the US states and Puerto Rico for its fiscal health. Connecticut’s fiscal position is poor across all categories. With between only 0.46 and 1.19 times...
  • Oscar Awards Live Thread

    02/26/2017 6:38:57 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 314 replies
    2/26/17 | Self
    A member of my family has Oscars on... That's why I am watching some parts of the show...If I had my way, I would watch something else... Mel Gibson's film won sounds effects award...
  • Endymion crash driver had .232 BAC, nearly 3 times legal limit, NOPD says

    02/26/2017 5:10:22 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/26/17 | Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune
    Neilson Rizzuto's blood-alcohol content was measured at .232 after he plowed into 32 spectators at Saturday night's Krewe of Endymion parade, according to a New Orleans police arrest report obtained Sunday (Feb. 26) by The Times-Picayune. The report said Rizzuto's breathalyzer results -- showing impairment nearly three times the state's legal limit of .08 to operate a motor vehicle -- were obtained Saturday at 8:36 p.m., one hour and 54 minutes after the crash that sent 23 injured people to local hospitals after they were strewn about the intersection of Orleans and North Carrollton avenues. Rizzuto, a 25-year-old from Paradis,...
  • Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room....

    02/26/2017 10:56:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room attack against mentally disabled boy he assaulted with a coat hanger because it wasn't 'racial or sexual' A judge is facing calls to be disbarred for allowing a high school football player to walk free from court despite assaulting a mentally disabled boy with a coat hanger. Judge Randy Stoker spared 19-year-old John RK Howard from jail on Friday because he said he did not deserve to be punished as a sex offender. Howard was 18 when he and two other teens lured the unnamed,...
  • Trump's Rough Words Shock Left - Funny Analysis by Greg Gutfeld

    02/26/2017 12:36:37 PM PST · by tony75034 · 10 replies ^ | 2/26/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Trump is Right about Sweden - Funny Analysis by Greg Gutfeld Trump's words are analyzed by Greg Gutfeld with humor and he makes some great points. Also details on Sweden. Two leading Swedish politicians have a message for President Trump’s critics: He’s right. Per Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, both leaders of the Sweden Democrats, penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday supporting Trump’s characterization of a Muslim immigrant-led crime crisis in Sweden. “Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems,” Akesson and Karlsson wrote. “If anything, he understated them.” On the comedy, satire program- The Greg Gutfeld Show
  • Special Operations: Turning The Tables In Korea

    02/26/2017 11:14:12 AM PST · by fella · 5 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | 26 Feb 2017
    South Korea has since 2015 been adapting its military organization and strategy to deal with the rapidly changing situation in North Korea. For example South Korea has organized six special operations teams that are trained to attack and destroy key targets inside North Korea. This represents a major change in special operations in Korea because since the 1950s it was North Korea that was constantly sending commandos and spies into South Korea where not all of them were quickly caught or caught at all. At the same time until recently it has proved nearly impossible to get foreign agents into...
  • As Critics Sneer, Trump Is Maneuvering to Unmuzzle Economy

    02/25/2017 8:23:06 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Feb, 2017 | Larry Kudlow
    Virtually the whole world is beating up on the Trump administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Obamacare will generate 3 to 3.5 percent economic growth in the years ahead. In a CNBC interview last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held the line on this forecast. He also argued the need for dynamic budget scoring to capture the effects of faster growth. Good for him. But what’s so interesting about all the economic-growth naysaying today is that President Obama’s first budget forecast roughly eight years ago was much rosier than Trump’s....
  • Mark Cuban Says Trump Afraid, Argues Fake News & Called Trump Pinocchio - Then Deletes His Tweets

    02/25/2017 6:50:27 PM PST · by tony75034 · 45 replies ^ | 2/25/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Mark Cuban and Mark Dice argue over Fake News, and wild accusations fly from the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner, only to have him later retreat to his safe space after stepping up to YouTube's most popular conservative news analyst.
  • The Donald Trump of Britain: Nigel Farage.

    02/25/2017 9:46:14 AM PST · by tony75034 · 13 replies ^ | 2/25/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Piers Morgan: Life Stories Nigel Farage, The Donald Trump Of Britian Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament from England and a supporter of President Trump, said the European Union is "terrified" of what the new leader of the free world may do. More on Nigel Farage, The Donald Trump Of Great Britain (VIDEOS) Nigel Farage's Fiery Speech at CPAC 2017 in Support of President Trump Nigel Farage - He Helped Trump Get Elected And Is Our British Brother Farage Defends Trump Against EU Dictatorship And Parliament Attacks The End of The EU - Nigel Farage - You're In...
  • Campus Fake News? Is Rape Culture Real? Crowder vs. Michael Ian Black Plus Prager U. Video and more

    02/25/2017 9:24:54 AM PST · by tony75034 · 4 replies ^ | 2/25/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    After getting lost in the weeds, Crowder and Michael Ian Black debate real numbers and "rape culture". Play nice. Are 1 in 5 Women Raped at College? See second video for Prager University featured video for stats and the facts. More Studies below. Second video has Prager University tacking the stats and myth of rape culture, more links below it including opposing views
  • Is Crime Genetic? Scientists Don’t Know Because They’re Afraid to Ask

    02/25/2017 8:35:27 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Quillette ^ | 18 Feb, 2017 | Brian Boutwell and JC Barnes
    ....Social scientists generally, and criminologists especially, often lack the ability (usually due to both ethical and practical concerns) to perform randomized controlled trials, the gold standard of research. We might expect, for instance, that having low levels of self-control is a cause of criminal behavior. In fact, some of the most powerful explanations of crime have been built on this idea, and there is much evidence to support it. We might also hypothesize that bad parenting causes children to develop low levels of self-control. Yet we can’t randomly assign people to have different levels of self-control, and we most assuredly...
  • CNN Banned from White House Press Briefing - FOX, CNN Complain -Watch Shep react

    02/25/2017 6:29:27 AM PST · by tony75034 · 35 replies ^ | 2/25/2017 | Thomas Billet
    CNN was not allowed at Fridays White House Press gaggle, a type of press briefing but less formal, which was held in Sean Spicer's office. This on the same day President Trump called out the Fake News at CPAC. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. Second video shows Shep from FOX upset about this.
  • Anger as transgender wrestler who was born female breezes through tournament [tr]

    02/25/2017 5:16:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Isobel Frodsham
    A transgender wrestler who stormed through a competition has been told he shouldn't be allowed to wrestle women because it's 'cheating'. Several people complained that 17-year-old Mack Beggs, of Texas, USA, should not be allowed to wrestle women as his testosterone treatment, which he is taking as he undergoes his transition from female to male, has made him too strong to wrestle women fairly.
  • Race-faker Rachel Dolezal complains of being 'thrown away' despite 'giving so much' [tr]

    02/25/2017 5:13:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25, 2017 | Staff
    Two years after race-faker Rachel Dolezal was exposed for living secretly as a black woman, she insists in her new memoir that she did nothing wrong.  The 39-year-old made international headlines after her parents, Larry and Ruthanne, revealed she was a white woman pretending to be black.  She resigned from her post as the Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader and also lost her job as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University.
  • Nigel Farage's Fiery Speech at CPAC 2017 in Support of President Trump

    02/24/2017 4:42:44 PM PST · by tony75034 · 12 replies ^ | 2/24/2017 | Thomas Billet
    Nigel Farage has travelled to Washington to tell Donald Trump's followers that they are part of a "global revolution" that began with Brexit. Mr Farage was greeted with a standing ovation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and he spoke of the "Brexit mania" he had witnessed after travelling to the US to take part in a Trump rally. "I'm proud to be a part of that campaign, I really am," he said, adding that he was beginning to feel "more American" ever since Mr Trump's victory. More
  • Swastika scrawled on RISD bathroom in human waste [gender-neutral BR; Rhode Island School of Design]

    02/24/2017 4:37:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    WJAR, NBC 10, Providence ^ | Thursday, February 23rd 2017 | Brian Crandall
    Vandalism in a dormitory bathroom has RISD students’ stomachs turning for several reasons. “It’s pretty shocking because I think everybody is wondering, you know, who it is,” student Cooper Thompson told NBC 10 News. The Rhode Island School of Design confirmed to NBC 10 News Thursday that anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a dormitory bathroom during the weekend. Students told NBC 10 the school informed them it was a swastika made with human waste. […] And the bathroom is a gender-neutral one. …
  • Sword-wielding felon threatens Walmart customers in parking lot

    02/24/2017 4:12:11 PM PST · by upchuck · 21 replies
    Fox 13, Tampa, FL ^ | Feb 24, 2017 | News staff
    <p>BROOKSVILLE (FOX 13) - Brooksville police arrested a man they say was swinging swords at customers in Walmart on Broad Street.</p> <p>The responding officers were called by the store's manager, who said someone was threatening customers in the parking lot. When they got there, they found Shannon Schenck carrying two swords and appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the police department said.</p>
  • Former GOP House leader, Illinois Rep. Bob Michel has died at 93

    02/17/2017 6:33:55 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 02/17/2017
    WASHINGTON — A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats was critical in helping Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush pursue their agendas during their presidential terms.
  • Dad's rant about his relationship with ex-wife wins him praise for being a "real man"

    02/24/2017 12:44:23 PM PST · by BJ1 · 111 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 02/20/2017 | NICOLA OAKLEY
    In a post published on Love What Matters, Billy Flynn explained: "It's my ex-wife's birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give her and helped them make her breakfast. "Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. "This annoys me. So ima (sic) break it down for you all." He went on to explain why he chooses to treat his ex like this and what he hopes to gain from it. "I'm raising two little men. The example...
  • Louder With Crowder #127 EPIC "RAPE CULTURE DEBATE! Pogo and Michael Ian Black

    02/24/2017 12:05:11 PM PST · by libertarian27 · 17 replies
    Louder w Crowder via YouTube ^ | 2-24-2017 | Steven Crowder
    Talking all things Trump, Israel, and CNN. Plus POGO! Nick Bertke guests and we can't stop fangirling. Finally, a heated "rape culture" debate with Michael Ian Black.
  • The 14th amendment and the re-founding of America

    02/24/2017 10:07:56 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Historians are fond of referring to the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments together as "America's Second Founding". These three amendments produce an overwhelming, positive good: They abolish (Constitutionally) the legacy of the British Crown in bringing slavery to these colonies and henceforth these states. But here is the funny thing. The "Founding Fathers" of these three amendments, did not create a brand new United States of America. They did not discuss contraceptives. They did not discuss homosexuality, or abortions, the parents of illegal aliens, or any other of the things that radical judges like to say they discussed. They didn't...
  • CNN : Clearly Trump Administration Has A Problem With Jews (Article and Videos)

    02/24/2017 10:05:33 AM PST · by tony75034 · 54 replies ^ | 2/24/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    CNN is losing their minds. Second video below shows their deranged attempts on air of painting Trump as somehow anti-Jewish. Discussion in first part of this first video is on this CNN article which is on their site now as of 2/24/2017 (linked below) CNN is doing their best to be fake. The first video goes into an epic RAPE CULTURE DEBATE! Pogo and Michael Ian Black go at it. Talking all things Trump, Israel, and CNN.
  • Polls: Support for Obamacare at all-time high [fakenews alert; Kaiser/Pew]

    02/24/2017 8:57:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 10:46 AM ET, Fri February 24, 2017 | David Wright and Tami Luhby
    Support for Obamacare is at an all-time high, according to two surveys released this week as Republican leaders continue to press the case for repeal amid fierce resistance at many town halls. The latest Health Tracking Poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 48% of Americans view the law favorably, compared to 42% who have an unfavorable view. This is the highest level of favorability measured in more than 60 Kaiser Health Tracking Polls conducted since 2010. The boost comes largely from independents, half of whom view Obamacare favorably compared to 39% who don’t. Nearly three-quarters of Democrats continue...
  • Abby Wambach Is Engaged to Christian Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

    02/24/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    E News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Corinne Heller
    he 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Christian mom blogger are engaged. They had gone public with their relationship late last year. Glennon, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.
  • Liberal arts college stages vagina-optional ‘Vagina Monologues’

    02/24/2017 7:07:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 24, 2017 | Staff
    Eve Ensler graduated from Middlebury College, but “The Vagina Monologues” creator hasn’t been feeling the love from her alma mater. The liberal arts school in Vermont staged a neutered version of her signature play over the weekend, “Beyond the Vagina (Monologues),” which celebrates “femininity, however you may define it,” The Middlebury Campus reports.
  • The obvious problem with any form of government- (another vanity)

    02/24/2017 4:34:46 AM PST · by honurider
    2/24/2017 | Honurider
    The obvious problem with any form of government - ‘ism, ie; globalism, communism, socialism, fascism, capitalism, religion-ism, piss-ism and vinegar-ism, whatever, is. They all make the assumption, that for some reason someone IS going to get up off their ass and do something, that maybe someone else IS going to get a piece of it for no effort (obviously problematic outcome here). If everything, and I mean everything everyone could require, is not already there; no -ism works. Most (large majority) of any -ism means; is that somebody IS going to do, and somebody IS going to leech. In biology...
  • Two different views on Sweden and immigration [Suicide Libertarian]

    02/24/2017 3:46:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 23, 2017 | Taylor Millard
    Two vastly different pictures of Sweden are being painted by opposing forces in the American media. The leaders of the Sweden Democrats (the Swedish version of France’s National Front) wrote a rather dire op-ed in The Wall Street Journal proclaiming President Donald Trump is absolutely right when it comes to his claims of immigrant chaos in the country.
  • CNN Host: Naked Men in Girl's Locker Room with 12-Year-Olds Should Be Fine

    02/23/2017 9:35:26 PM PST · by tony75034 · 40 replies ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    CNN's Chris Cuomo says that if 12-year-old girls are uncomfortable seeing penises in locker rooms from biological males who identify as women, that the young girls are "the problem" and are being intolerant. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. VIDEO That will disgust you and make you hate CNN more HERE Then... What more is there to say really? These liberals are pure evil. Literally satanic filth. Subscribe to my channel if you’re new here because you’ll get reports every day exposing the liberal lunatics and their manipulation of mainstream media. Select “get notifications” and I'll see you soon!...
  • Plan to hire 'abortion doctors' at Rome hospital sparks outcry [Italy]

    02/23/2017 9:05:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 23 February 2017 16:40 CET+01:00
    A controversial move by a Rome hospital to hire two specialist abortion doctors — because the majority of Italian doctors refuse to carry out the procedure — has caused an outcry. On Thursday, the president of Rome’s order of physicians, Giuseppe Lavra, asked Lazio’s regional governor to repeal the "unjust and discriminatory" call for two pro-abortion gynecologists. The governor, Nicola Zingaretti, had planned for the two doctors to be hired at Rome’s San Camillo hospital — one of the largest in the capital — where they would be tasked specifically with carrying out abortions. Zingaretti wrote in his blog that...
  • Jameis Winston Addresses Comments Telling Young Girls to 'Be Silent' During School Visit

    02/23/2017 12:30:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he "used a poor word choice" when he told female students at a Florida elementary school that ladies are "suppose to be silent." While speaking to third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg, Winston intended to inspire the students with his three rules of life: God, school and the idea that "I can do anything I put my mind to." But when some of the male students appeared to be bored by the speech, Winston's attempt to energize them appeared to put down the females in the room, the Tampa...
  • Rio’s Olympic Park is already an $800 million ghost town

    02/23/2017 12:20:48 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Vice News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Clare Richardson
    The behemoth sports stadiums on the sprawling grounds of Rio’s Olympic Park were built to impress international visitors for the 2016 Summer Games. Today, they are eerily deserted. The space reopened as a public recreation area in January, but aside from the occasional security guard, there is hardly a human in sight at the 2.5 billion real ($800 million), 300-acre complex.
  • Is This Sign Sexist? Debate Breaks Out Over North Carolina billboard

    02/23/2017 11:25:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/22
    It's just seven words long, but that's enough to start a firestorm: "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it." A billboard containing the words sits along an interstate in North Carolina, and it's inflaming passions. Some people find the message sexist. A group of those who don't like the billboard's message plan to hold a protest this weekend. Molly Grace said she's never organized a protest before, but she's putting one together now after seeing the billboard earlier this week. Grace, who owns a clothing and lifestyle store in Winston-Salem, sais the point of the protest isn't to bring the...
  • Alan Colmes: Rest In Peace. Hannity and FOX Put This Out...

    02/23/2017 8:44:51 AM PST · by tony75034 · 43 replies ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Fox News moments ago reported on Colmes’ death with a segment narrated by Sean Hannity, who paired with Colmes for years on the venerable talk show Hannity & Colmes Alan Colmes Dead at 66 - The News Clip Today Second video is Colmes last show with hannity back in 1996. What a difference a decade or so makes. Time makes us all humble in the end.
  • Mike Slipped - MSNBC: It's Our Job to Control What People Think - Plus O'Keefe on CNN

    02/23/2017 8:21:12 AM PST · by tony75034 · 5 replies ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, co-host of 'Morning Joe' complains about President Trump's efforts to "undermine the media" and "control what people think" saying that's the media's job. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. Second video has Mika and Morning Joe and the crew on MSNBC exibiting blatant bias against Trump Mika: 'I Can't Pretend To Cover' Donald Trump 'Fairly'
  • ‘When We Rise’ Review: ABC’s Ambitious LGBTQ Rights Miniseries Too Dense

    02/23/2017 7:18:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 22, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    Debuting on February 27 and running for most of next week, ABC’s miniseries When We Rise is an ambitious and ultimately too dense effort that seemingly forgot that less is often more.
  • Bavaria to Ban Burka in Public Places

    02/23/2017 6:38:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced.
  • UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

    02/23/2017 5:48:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 23, 2017 | Mason Clark
    A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”
  • CBS New Slogan is "Real News" (Seriously)

    02/23/2017 5:41:45 AM PST · by tony75034 · 40 replies ^ | 2/23/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    The new slogan for CBS News is “Real News.” (Seriously, it is. How pathetic.) In the wake of wide spread accusations that they are just another fake news network, they seem to be getting pretty defensive. “Real News.” Really? Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. Second video of ABC creating a crime scene for video and caught
  • Just been kicked off the plane, not going to New York. I feel like a criminal: British-born Muslim t

    02/23/2017 12:03:47 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 February 2017 | GARETH DAVIES and STEPH COCKROFT FOR MAILONLINE
    A Welsh Muslim teacher filmed the moment he was made to feel like a 'criminal' when he was hauled off a US-bound flight in front of his students. Juhel Miah, 25, was due to fly to New York from Reykjavik with students from Llangatwg Comprehensive in Aberdulais, Neath Port Talbot, South Wales, when a US official escorted him off the plane in an 'unjustified act of discrimination'. The maths teacher - who has a British passport and a valid visa for travel - was not given a reason, but was forced to stay in a 'horrendous' hotel until school officials...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Pamela Anderson Stands Up for Men Falsely Accused of Rape

    02/22/2017 7:25:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 22, 2017 | Oli Coleman
    Pamela Anderson says she has been inspired by her friendship with Julian Assange to campaign for men who have been falsely accused of rape. In an interview on Russia’s RT network, Anderson said that Sweden — where WikiLeaks founder Assange is accused of sex crimes — “has these very progressive laws against sexual crimes, whatever you want to call it. It’s almost too progressive, it’s almost paralyzing,” she added on its “Going Underground” show. “I’m going to actually start campaigning for men who have been victims of being accused of rape when they haven’t actually done anything.”
  • The ‘deep state’ is real. The ‘alt right’ is fake

    02/22/2017 7:34:45 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2 Feb, 2017 | Ed Rogers
    Here’s a fact for the media to chew on: The “deep state” is here. As outlined in Foreign Policy, the concept of the deep state is nothing new. But the Trump presidency may serve as the galvanizing force that links some of the formal established Democratic opposition forces, including, government unions and Black Lives Matter with the informal deep-state cadre of disgruntled liberal bureaucrats, the hostile mainstream media and the usual suspects on the left. It’s a troubling phenomenon, with anti-Trump organizations and Democratic-aligned civil servants conspiring to actively work against the incumbent government. There might not be any...
  • Harvard Is Giving Rihanna Its 'Humanitarian of the Year Award'

    02/22/2017 5:51:27 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies ^ | | 6:44 pm, February 22nd, 2017 | by Dana Eisenberg
    If you didn’t fall in love with Rihanna during this year’s Grammy Awards, you surely will now. On February 28th, the singer is headed to Harvard University to accept their Humanitarian Award. Allen Counter, the Harvard Foundation’s director told the Harvard Gazette, “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of- the-art center for nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados.” That’s not all. She also has a scholarship fund, and she’s worked with the Global Citizen project, among other contributions. It’s a big honor, and she’s in excellent company. Chelsey Sullenberger, Malala Yousafzai...
  • UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

    02/22/2017 5:15:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 7:44 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent catastrophic hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just $90 million has been collected so far, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday. With over 20 million people at risk of starvation over the next six months and famine already declared in parts of South Sudan, “we are facing a tragedy,” Guterres said. “We must avoid it becoming a catastrophe.” Convening reporters for a briefing at the U.N. headquarters, Guterres amplified concerns that U.N. officials and humanitarian groups have expressed in recent weeks about the...
  • Why good men are unwilling to lead - Socrates (Vanity - well, a test)

    02/22/2017 2:29:45 PM PST · by honurider · 6 replies
    2/22/2017 | Honurider
    This is second actual post, but first serious one and it was in reply to a question, but I screwed up formatting so I am trying it here. The question was regarding form of government. Since it was asked, here is something I was working on and never finished; I tend to have to many interests and focusing sometimes is hard. Long, but hope it answers question about government. “Good men are unwilling to rule, either for money's sake or for honor. They have no wish to be called mercenary for demanding to be paid, or thieves for making a...
  • FSU student organizations, community groups rally for undocumented students

    02/22/2017 11:36:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 16 replies ^ | February 20, 2017 | Brittany Bedi
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Florida State University students and members of community organizations collaborated at FSU to make the school a safe-haven for undocumented students. The demonstrators want the FSU administration to publicly declare the university as a sanctuary campus. By doing so, demonstrators want university agencies to refuse to release the immigration status of undocumented students to Immigration or Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers.
  • Please help - sign petition to stop Offshoring Jobs

    Please don't beat me up if this isn't the right place for this; I'm a long-time lurker and still new to posting. We're fed up. I'm fed up. Just saw another group of hard working American-based people losing their jobs to offshore interests (India, Philippines). That's why I'm reaching out. Again, if this isn't the right place, please steer me to it. I'm asking everyone to share & sign this petition: Stop Offshoring of American Jobs and Prevent Identity Theft by Foreign Companies
  • C-SPAN list of best presidents highlights historian malpractice

    02/22/2017 8:22:35 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    This is exactly why we need citizen historians. The "real" big time "historians" don't teach history because at the worst they do not want to, or at the best they are incapable of teaching it because they are ignorant of it. Most of the time, historians teach history as a series of unrelated events while memorizing who said what, when what was built, and what year did x happen. Instead of teaching Americans, the people of Liberty, about the story of Liberty that history has to tell. It's the greatest story never told. C-SPAN's list of presidents is getting attention,...
  • Video of George Takei laughing about child molestation emerges...CRICKETS on the left!

    02/22/2017 7:41:43 AM PST · by lbtbell · 34 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | 2-22-17 | Unknown
    Uh oh... As you know, the past 48 hours has been extremely tough for Milo Yiannopolous. After the liberal media deceptively edited a video of him, they accused him of "being okay" with pedophilia, but that's simply not the case. You can see his full apology and retraction here. [Ed. -- There's no link given on the original site, which is why I can't post the link to the retraction here.] Having said that, the liberal left jumped ALL OVER Milo during these past 48 hours. However, are they as ferocious when video emerges of someone on THEIR team joking...
  • ESPN Sued for Social Justice Warrior Stupidity - Bias Against Conservatives

    02/22/2017 7:07:26 AM PST · by tony75034 · 17 replies ^ | 2/22/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    An ESPN commentator is suing the network for wrongful termination after they fired him for supposedly calling Venus Williams a "Gorilla," which he didn't. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. ESPN doesn't know the difference between 'Guerilla warfare' and the word 'Gorilla.' Now they will lose $ - good!. Second video has Crowder interviewing another ESPN guy fired for PC, Curt Schilling Going Off on ESPN and #SJWs!