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    07/12/2018 6:30:54 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    First Things ^ | 7-3-2018 | Mark Bauerlein
    One ingredient in the astounding fame of Jordan Peterson is his capacity to show just how lazy, obtuse, unprepared, smug, knee-jerk, and prejudiced are many journalists at leading publications. In a tendentious New York Times profile, for example, Peterson is held up for ridicule when he cites "enforced monogamy" as a rational way of fixing wayward, sometimes violent men in our society. If men had wives, they'd behave better, Peterson implied, and they wouldn't "fail" so much. The reporter, a twenty-something from the Bay Area, has a telling response to Peterson's position: "I laugh, because it is absurd."Her condescension is...
  • New York Magazine: Politically Bribe Senator Susan Collins to Oppose Kavanaugh

    07/12/2018 6:19:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The opposition to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice has evolved from the merely desperate to the hilariously desperate. A good example of the latter can be seen in the July 10 New York magazine in which writer Ed Kilgore suggests that the Maine Democrats politically bribe Republican Senator Susan Collins with a promise by their state chairman to endorse her when she is up for re-election in 2020.Perhaps I am old school enough to believe that a bribe should be given in its traditional form as cash wrapped inside a brown paper bag but Kilgore somehow...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Encased In Carbonite Until Next Court Session

    07/12/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 22 replies
    The Bayblon Bee ^ | 7/10/2018 | unsourced
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—With President Trump now nominating his second justice to the Supreme Court, a lot of attention is being paid to the oldest Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Critics fear that if Trump replaces her, it would shift the court far to the right. She’s in fine health for now, though, according to the technicians that have frozen her in carbonite until the next term of the Supreme Court. As Ginsburg was lowered into the carbonite freezing chamber, she bravely looked up at her fellow liberal justices, who said, “I love you.” She reportedly replied, “Huh?”
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, July 12, 2018 [prayer]

    07/12/2018 5:57:50 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 28 replies ^ | July 12, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer for our nation, and our President's diplomatic tour in the United Kingdom.
  • US Set to Become World's Top Oil Producer

    07/12/2018 5:51:42 AM PDT · by Hostage · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 12, 2018 | Newsmax
    The U.S. government sees oil production further climbing next year even amid transportation logjams in the country’s most prolific shale play. The Energy Information Administration sees U.S. crude output averaging 11.8 million barrels a day in 2019, up from its 11.76 million barrel a day estimate in the June outlook. “In 2019, EIA forecasts that the United States will average nearly 12 million barrels of crude oil production per day,” said Linda Capuano, Administrator of the EIA. “If the forecast holds, that would make the U.S. the world’s leading producer of crude.” U.S. crude output has remained above the 10-million-barrel...
  • Pliny the Elder wasn't crazy after all. There were whales in the Mediterranean

    07/12/2018 5:51:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2018 | Kimberly Hickok
    Scientists have questioned the credibility of Pliny the Elder's now 2,000-year-old account of orcas hunting whale calves near the Strait of Gibraltar, since those marine mammals aren't known to visit that area. Now, archaeological evidence suggests Pliny knew exactly what he was talking about. Researchers discovered whale bones from the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) and the Atlantic gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) within the ruins of an ancient Roman fish-processing facility located along the Strait of Gibraltar. The discovery was published today (July 10) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
  • [OPINION] Turkey’s new government spells more troubles for all

    07/12/2018 5:19:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | July 11, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    An Orwellian nightmare is unfolding in Turkey, where life for Turks and foreigners has gotten much worse in the post-election period during which the paranoia of the countryÂ’s strongman has started to run even deeper, painting a bleak prospect for the nation of 81 million that straddles Asia and Europe. The fear factor in the mindset of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan has clearly reflected itself in the Cabinet reshuffle, bringing more loyalists, hard-core Islamists to the government, allowing cronies to rise to increased prominence. The face of the Cabinet can only be interpreted as a further indication that ErdoÄźan...
  • While Pelosi Dodders, House GOP Leaders Dither

    07/12/2018 5:09:29 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Hey, remember when Democrats pretended to thing “ageism” was a bad thing? Yeah, not any more. – San Fran Nan, the 78 year-old leader of the Democrat minority in the U.S. House of Representatives, finds herself increasingly under bigoted attack over her advanced age from her opposition these days. The hilarious thing about it, though, is that Ms. Pelosi’s “opposition” these days comes not from any right-wing forces, but from her fellow Democrats in the House. Turns out the youngsters in the Democrat caucus are growing more than a tad frustrated over...
  • Trump: Obama Allowed Russian Encroachment on Crimea–“I Would Not Have Allowed It”

    07/12/2018 5:07:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In his NATO news conference today, President Trump held President Obama responsible for permitting Russia to encroach on Crimea, and said: “Long before I got here, President Obama allowed that to happen. That was on his watch, not on my watch. People like to say, oh, Crimea but the fact is they built bridges to Crimea; they just opened a big bridge that was started years ago, they built I think a submarine port, substantially added billions of dollars. “So, that was on Barack Obama’s watch. That was not on Trump’s watch. Would I have allowed it to happen? No,...
  • Maine and NH Legislators Pressure Gun Store to Stop Selling Rifles

    07/12/2018 5:06:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Three Democrat Maine legislators are using their position to demand the biggest gun store in Maine, stop selling rifles the lawmakers disapprove of.  Kittery Trading Post has been a successful business since 1938.  From The Democratic lawmakers wrote a letter to Kittery Trading Post, asking the store to restrict gun sales and to discontinue sales of what the lawmakers said are assault-style rifles. The letter was written by Deane Rykerson, Lydia Blume, and Patty Hymanson — who represent York and Kittery — alongside others from Maine and New Hampshire. "Your store to us has been a symbol of...
  • Emmett Till killing reopened by government over 'new information'

    07/12/2018 5:04:57 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2018
    The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal 1955 killing in Mississippi shocked the world. A Justice Department report to Congress says the agency is reinvestigating Till's slaying after receiving what it calls "new information." Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was kidnapped from his uncle's home in the town of Money and killed after he wolf-whistled at Carolyn Donham, a shopkeeper. Three days later, his mutilated body was found in the muddy Tallahatchie River, weighted down with a cotton gin fan. His left eye was missing, and his right...
  • [Originally published 2017] Germany’s Russian gas pipeline smells funny to America

    07/12/2018 5:02:38 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 8 replies
    The Economist ^ | Jun 22nd 2017 | Staff Writer
    LIKE vinyl records and popped collars, rows between the United States and Europe over Russian energy are making a comeback. In the early 1980s Ronald Reagan’s attempts to thwart a Soviet pipeline that would bring Siberian gas to Europe irritated the West Germans and drove the French to proclaim the end of the transatlantic alliance. The cast of characters has shifted a little today, but many of the arguments are the same. In Nord Stream 2 (NS2), a proposed Russian gas pipeline, Germany sees a respectable project that will cut energy costs and lock in secure supplies. American politicians (and...
  • Dust Bowl Economics: Trump wants taxpayers to bail out farmers hurt by his trade war.

    07/12/2018 4:59:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 155 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 11, 2018
    When pork prices collapsed amid a global trade war during the Great Depression, the Roosevelt Administration in 1933 had an idea—slaughter six million piglets. Put a floor under prices by destroying supply. It didn’t work. Now the Trump Administration may try its own version of Depressionomics by using the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to support crop prices walloped by the Trump tariffs: Hurt farmers and then put them on the government dole. How about not hurting them in the first place? That’s the question as Mr. Trump escalates his trade war, on Wednesday proposing 10% tariffs on $200 billion in...
  • 12-Gauge Gatling Gun

    07/12/2018 4:58:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/12/2018 | J Hines
    The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire spring loaded, hand cranked weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Invented by Richard Gatling, it is known for its use by the Union forces during the American Civil War in the 1860s, which was the first time it was employed in combat. What about the 12-gauge you ask? This video from "Made Smith's Enterprises, LLC" posted on Facebook. They highlight this modified hand-cranked gatling gun that spits out 12-gauge shotgun shells at an awesome rate. This may not be legal in all states but man wouldn’t you...
  • [Originally published 2014] How reliant is Europe on Russian gas?

    07/12/2018 4:57:30 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 13 replies
    The Economist ^ | Apr 3rd 2014 | E.S.L. and A.C.M.
    THE crisis in Ukraine has alarmed the rest of Europe—not just because of the prospect of war, or chaos on its borders, but because a row with Russia over Ukraine's unpaid gas bill threatens energy security in the rest of the continent. Europe could survive a short interruption of a few weeks to the pipelines across Ukraine, assuming that other Russian gas kept flowing. The European Union has built in more resilience since the last upset in Ukraine, in 2009. Now it is hurrying to reduce its reliance further. But measures such as better storage, more interconnectors and diversification of...
  • From Now On At Least Bring a Passing Dish

    07/12/2018 4:52:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-12-18 | MOTUS
    Leftists of the world, are you paying attention? You’re just been Trumped.Up till now every time NATO threw a party the US was asked to bring the Porterhouse steaks, tenderloins, baked potatoes, baked beans and adult beverages while Belgium contributed chocolates, France, cheese and Britain, tea. Yesterday our VSGPDT filed his second formal complaint to the laggards, letting them know that if they expected the US to keep attending these annual picnics they would have to start bringing more to the table.And quelle surprise! In an emergency meeting held early this morning the 29 other NATO countries managed to cough...
  • Nurx raises $36 million and adds Chelsea Clinton to its board of directors

    07/12/2018 4:48:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 49 replies ^ | 7/11/2018 | Srah Wells
    Telemedicine startup Nurx i recently closed a $36 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. As part of the investment, Kleiner Perkins General Partner Noah Knauf is joining the startup’s board of directors, along with Chelsea Clinton. (snip) Nurx is excited to welcome public health veteran Chelsea Clinton to its board. “Her experience in public health and global health from the Clinton Global Initiative has been really valuable, [particularly learning about] rolling out preventative services in large scales, because really that’s the potential of our platform — [to reach] populations that can’t be reached by the conventional medical system.”
  • Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections

    07/12/2018 4:46:37 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 11 2018 | Lisa Foderaro
    ..... Even in Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s district, the Working Families Party line was won by Mr. Crowley, who had secured that party’s endorsement. Bill Lipton, state director of the Working Families Party, said he immediately reached out to Mr. Crowley’s campaign to request that he vacate the line. To Mr. Lipton’s chagrin, his campaign declined; Mr. Crowley will remain on the ballot in November. “You’d think that given the moment we’re in,” said Mr. Lipton, “that Democratic leaders would want to help progressive forces to unite.” Asked about Mr. Crowley’s plans regarding the Working Families Party line, a campaign spokeswoman said...
  • FBI’s Peter Strzok to Break His Silence

    07/12/2018 4:43:57 AM PDT · by deks · 145 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2018 | Del Quentin Wilber
    Agent will testify before Congress [at 10:00 a.m. today, July 12] on anti-Trump text messages that ‘cast a cloud’ over bureau’s Russia and Clinton probes.
  • Trump's Spiritual Adviser: Sure, Jesus Was A Refugee, But He Didn't Do Anything Illegal

    07/12/2018 4:37:16 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 7/11/2018 | Carol Kuruvilla
    In the face of a global refugee crisis, Christians from Pope Francis to American evangelicals have tried to inspire sympathy for people fleeing violence and persecution by pointing out that Jesus himself was once a refugee. The Christian Gospels suggest that Jesus’ family fled to Egypt shortly after he was born to escape a massacre ordered by a tyrannical king. The family lived in Egypt until the death of that king. For many Christians, the fact that the founder of their faith was a refugee means that they are called to welcome and serve migrants and refugees today. But according...