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  • Trump Budget Eliminates Federal Funding for 19 Agencies

    04/23/2017 3:43:26 PM PDT · by RC one · 27 replies
    newsmax ^ |   |   Saturday, 18 Mar 2017 10:26 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald 
    In addition to reducing spending from several large government entities such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department, President Donald Trump's proposed first budget calls to eliminate federal funding for 19 federal agencies, for a total of $3 billion in cuts.Some of the agencies, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, are relatively well known, while others benefit foreign countries and are, in many cases, holdovers from former presidencies."Consistent with the President’s approach to move the nation toward fiscal responsibility, the budget eliminates and reduces hundreds of programs and focuses...
  • ‘Icon’ Colin Kaepernick Named to ‘Time’ 100 Most Influential People List

    04/23/2017 12:37:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | April 22, 2017 | ROBERT J. MARLOW
    This week’s edition of Time Magazine named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to its list of the 100 Most Influential People. The list breaks down the chosen 100 into five categories: Pioneers, Artists, Leaders, Titans, and Icons. Kaepernick appears in the Icons group. In the Time Magazine profile, former SF 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh praised the controversial quarterback’s protest last year of the Star Spangled Banner, “when he boldly and courageously confronted perceived inequalities in our social-justice system by refusing to stand for the national anthem.” Harbaugh made no mention of Kaepernick’s penchant for wearing socks denigrating law...
  • Democrats; You Riot and Pepper Spray - Why Vote For You?

    04/23/2017 9:25:45 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 22 replies
    Vanity | 4/23/2017 | Self
    Democrats; You Riot and Pepper Spray - Why Vote For You? You rioted and burned cars at the last Inaugural. At Berkeley, you used Pepper Spray twice, the last time with Nazi like helmets and beat folks with sticks. Question: Why should we vote Democratic when you do things like this?
  • Why Verizon is losing more cellphone customers than ever

    04/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/22/2017 | Brian Fung
    For the first time, the nation's largest wireless provider is losing customers faster than it can replace them. It's a major milestone for Verizon, which on Thursday reported a net decline of 289,000 cellphone subscribers over the past four months. Even though Verizon usually loses some cellular customers every quarter, it has historically lured enough back to be able to report growth in that part of its business. But recent months have seen hundreds of thousands of customers defect to competitors such as T-Mobile and Sprint, analysts say. Things could have been even worse if Verizon hadn't suddenly reintroduced unlimited...
  • Nashville Gunfighter Takes Out THREE Armed Robbers Single-Handedly

    04/22/2017 4:41:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 83 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Bob Owens
    An unnamed person inside a Nashville (TN) sneaker shop went John Wick on three armed robbers last after they made the mistake of charging into the store with guns blazing. A man died after he was injured during a shootout at a Bordeaux shop late Thursday night. It happened inside retailer Hot Kicks, located in a strip mall at 3101 Clarksville Pike, around 11 p.m. Metro police told News 2 a group of people were inside the store when at least three armed suspects came in through an unlocked back door and began firing. One of the people in the...
  • The Battle for France

    04/22/2017 1:56:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | SCOTT MCCONNELL
    Think what you will about America’s contentious identity politics; compared with France, the United States remains Mayberry, TV’s symbol of small-town innocence. We may have Black Lives Matter, massive resistance to a president seeking to enforce the country’s existing immigration laws, and urban riots. But in France the riots are bigger and last far longer. It has hundreds of thousands of people possessing French citizenship but evincing no discernible national loyalty. And there are few geographic barriers between itself and the sources of inundating immigration. No one can forecast with confidence the American future—whether it be a more or less...
  • Jay Walking with Leno

    04/22/2017 1:29:22 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    video ^ | 4/22/2017 | self
    humorous but sad too!
  • Khaled Abu Dahab, convicted al Qaeda recruiter, stripped of U.S. citizenship

    04/22/2017 12:10:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Andrew Blake
    A former car salesman who admittedly operated a “communications hub” for Islamic terrorists from his California apartment was formally stripped of U.S. citizenship this week by a federal court judge. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell authorized Wednesday a court order officially denaturalizing Khaled Abu Dahab, an Egyptian-born al Qaeda recruiter who was given U.S. citizenship in 1997, the Justice Department said. Dahab, 57, was arrested in Cairo a year later and ultimately admitted being a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, or EIJ — an al Qaeda affiliate designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. and others, the...
  • The Logicians of Sacred Atrocity

    04/22/2017 11:44:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Apr, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    It is frequently asserted that Islam is insane and irrational, and that the actions of devout Muslims are therefore capricious and without logic. This is hardly the case. Muslims are generally quite rational — they just have very different logical premises than we do. Muslims do not commit bizarre, inhuman acts for no reason. They do so for quite precise reasons, which may be determined from reading their source texts (plus tafsirs, or authenticated exegeses) closely. If you begin with bizarre, inhuman premises, and follow the rules carefully based on them, then PRESTO! — you’re a Muslim. A good Muslim....
  • Here's how much the average family in their 50s has saved for retirement

    04/22/2017 11:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/22/2017 | Kathleen Elkins
    By age 50, your golden years are just around the corner. To be financially ready to retire by 67, retirement-plan provider Fidelity Investments says you should aim to have eight times your salary saved by age 60. Are Americans on track? According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), many Americans have some catching up to do. The mean retirement savings of a family between 50 and 55 years old is $124,831. For families with members between 56 and 61, the mean retirement savings is $163,577. But those numbers aren't representative of the state of American retirement....
  • Fluid gender on Harvard campus

    04/22/2017 7:42:15 AM PDT · by Kozy · 22 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | April 21, 2017 | Dailymail UK
    The gender diversity flier obtained by Campus Reform, a website funded by the conservative nonprofit the Leadership Institute, was apparently handed out around Harvard's campus. The flier from the office of BGLTQ student life said for some 'gender is fluid and changing' and that 'can be affirmed and/or expressed in many ways'.
  • Watchdogs in Illinois

    04/21/2017 8:54:15 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | Adam Andrzejewski
    Two regular guys from Southern Illinois, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, became folk heroes after lawfully “citizen arresting” their park district board. Now, their fight against corruption threatens to shake the political establishment. Illinois’ number one manufactured product is corruption. More than 95 percent of the Illinois legislature is safe in gerrymandered districts. The incumbent governor has three current federal investigations of his administration, but the Attorney General/state’s attorney class can’t find public vice anywhere. So what can the law abiding citizen do? The answer is coming from some regular guys in southern Illinois who decided to hold public officials...
  • Welcoming the Caliphate to Brazil

    04/21/2017 7:47:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Apr, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and José Atento
    The following article about Brazil’s new open-borders law was published last night at Vlad Tepes. New immigration law opens Brazil’s borders to drug trafficking and the Islamic Caliphate. This article deals with the situation of the Islamization of Brazil in light of the new Law of Immigration, approved by the country’s Senate and sent for presidential signing. It highlights steps that have been taken to increase the nonexistent Islamic presence in Brazil into become an influential power. To understand the situation one needs to understand the deterioration of the political landscape of the country, which is briefly discussed in the...
  • Tucker Carlson to Interview Caitlyn Jenner on First 8pm Show

    04/21/2017 3:24:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 136 replies ^ | 4//21/17 | fox
    On his first show in the 8:00pm ET timeslot, Tucker Carlson will present a cable exclusive interview with Caitlyn Jenner. The former Olympic Gold Medalist and author will give her perspective on President Donald Trump’s administration, the current political climate and divide in America, as well as her thoughts on how to bring Americans together.
  • (YT) Anneke Lucas: (Story) Sold by her parents at 6 years old. Abused by Elites for years.

    04/21/2017 1:28:43 PM PDT · by johnk · 14 replies ^ | 4/21/2017 | Anneke Lucas
    Published on Apr 21, 2017 From Category News & Politics
  • The Black Lab

    04/21/2017 9:44:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Lone Star Dog Ranch 16 hrs · The story I’m about to tell you has made me feel shock, anger, disappointment, and ultimately sadness because the dog is the one who loses and we couldn’t do anything about it. It started almost 3 weeks ago when Travis went to a lovely dinner at a restaurant out in east Texas. A lot of friends sharing good food and good wine -only to have circumstances change into a possible rescue scenario. There was one sweet Lab there that Travis spent some time with and the people that worked at the restaurant said...
  • Vanity: Knights of Columbus -Who are they? What are the? Comments please!

    04/21/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by hillarynot · 83 replies
    I'm giving a talk in early June to a group on the topic of the Knights of Columbus, Who are they? What are they? What have they done for our community in the past; what can they do for our community in the future? What are public perceptions of the Knights of Columbus? I'll also cover some very interesting history of the local Council which has been around for nearly 120 years. I suspect there are members of the Knights of Columbus who don't really know the answers to these questions. I'm interested in what non-members of the public think,...
  • White race faker Rachel Dolezal causes outrage as she lectures black South Africans [tr]

    04/21/2017 8:27:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jane Flaganan
    American race-faker Rachel Dolezal has returned to the limelight with her first ever visit to Africa on a lecture tour about race – a move which has been met with outrage, calls for a boycott and a string of scathing memes. Police flanked Ms Dolezal's first key note event after a hostile meeting with mostly black students who objected to her insistence that she had 'an authentic black identity' despite admitting to being 'biologically white'.
  • Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises

    04/21/2017 8:10:36 AM PDT · by pabianice · 41 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/22/17 | Harrington
    A leading researcher on a ridiculed taxpayer-funded study of duck penises is now using her expertise on orca whales and is going to the "March for Science" to protest budget cuts. Patricia Brennan, a visiting lecturer at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, worked on the duck penis study that received $384,949 from the National Science Foundation, a grant that was funded through the 2009 stimulus package. The study looked at the differences in the corkscrew-shaped penises of ducks. A recent interview with New England Public Radio revealed that Brennan is still fascinated by genitalia of various marine animals, this time...
  • What Happened to You White People?

    04/21/2017 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 20 2017 | Mason Weaver