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  • My Cheat Sheet to The Federalist Papers

    04/27/2018 1:39:34 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | April 27th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Long ago I made the mistake of wading unprepared into The Federalist Papers. In 1970 your humble blogger was a high school sophomore who bit off more than he could chew. I found Publius’ prose thick and rambling with incomprehensible sentences the length of paragraphs. Little did I know then that the style of the primary writer, Alexander Hamilton, is among the toughest for modern readers to comprehend. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck’s The Original Argument was forty-one years into the future. Had it been around in 1970, I would have devoured it.1 So, I tossed the Papers aside and didn’t revisit...
  • Hello...Possible reunification of Korea. Where is the media?

    04/26/2018 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies
    EEE | 26 APRIL 2018 | EEE
    Odds are that Korea may be unified, or at least officially end the war that technically still has not ended since 1953. There is very little coverage in the media. And the coverage is usually snarky, condescending, or dismissive of what has been accomplished. Does anyone realize the significance of this? Even Reagan and Bush II, who were in the strongest positions to neutralize NK, has not accomplished what Trump did in 1.5 years in office. NK is arguably the most repressive, evil, Stalinist regime in the world. They are finally coming to the negotiating table. Not sure if they...
  • 2 Shots fired inside capital basement

    04/26/2018 8:17:27 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 25 replies
    Facebook Live ^ | Abigail Ogle
    3 shots fired by armed security guard in basement restroom? Occurred Tuesday, apparently unrelated to gun legislation passed today at Oklahoma State Capitol building
  • Alfie Evans Must Die So the Nanny State May Live

    04/26/2018 7:11:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    The Stream ^ | April 25, 2018 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    I was trying to explain the Alfie Evans case to a friend. And finding it hard to do it. Not without resorting to bleak theories that allege the darkest motives. In case you’ve missed it, Alfie Evans is a chronically ill British child whose parents want to remove him from a Liverpool hospital to try alternative treatments. And the hospital is defying them. Denying him further treatment. Leaving him to die. “So this is just the National Health Service, isn’t it? They’re trying to cut costs.” So she said, trying to make sense of the case. Well, no. Not directly....
  • Islamic world warms to the coming cashless society

    04/26/2018 5:45:21 PM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 9 replies ^ | April 26, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    As long as the world's fastest-growing religious-political system -- now encompassing one-fifth of the world's population – considers digital currency haram, or forbidden, it is unlikely that such a system would gain widespread global acceptance. But what if cyrptocurrencies now considered haram by Muslim leaders could be made halal, or acceptable, under Sharia law? And what if I told you efforts are underway to do exactly that?
  • Comey didn’t want to destroy Trump, he just wanted to destroy Trump

    04/26/2018 3:11:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-26-18 | DrJohn
    James Comey lives in a world of his own rules. The more you listen to him, the worse he gets. Hubris doesn't begin to describe him. Comey testified under oath that he never leaked information nor did he approve of a leak. That's just not true, but in Comeyworld the rules are different. You see, he believes he  didn't "leak", he just communicated substance: “First, I didn’t leak memos. I asked a friend to communicate the substance … one unclassified memo to the media, and I was a private citizen.”  So what, then, is a "leak"? “I think of a leak as an unauthorized...
  • Double Standard: NY Judge Rules That Restaurants, Bars Can Refuse Service to Trump Supporters

    04/26/2018 2:38:27 PM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others – Animal Farm, George Orwell Speaking of activist judges who legislate from the bench, and the immense hypocrisy and double measure which is the main feature of the “left side of the force”, today’s news is about a New York judge who ruled on Wednesday that, let me quote, “supporting Trump is not a religion”, henceforth bars and restaurants can refuse to serve people wearing MAGA hats, i.e. Trump supporters. But no one else? How does this work exactly? This strange ruling comes in the aftermath of...
  • "Congress in Outer Space" John Batchelor Show with Robert Zimmerman [14:30]

    04/26/2018 1:08:39 PM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    The John Batchelor Show WABC-NY ^ | April 26, 2018 | John Batchelor/Robert Zimmerman
    "House passes new law to reform space licensing rules, Russians deal with yellow-water on ISS, Moscow contemplates banning rocket-engine sales to USA, Russia agrees to replace lost Angolan communications satellite, Indian Space Agency pulls back on launch over quality-issues, Sierra Nevada still in the Game?"
  • WATCH: Gov. Who? Many in N.J. have no idea who's running our state.

    04/26/2018 12:39:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | April 26, 2018 | Claude Brodesser-Akner,
    It's been half a year since Phil Murphy was elected governor and more than 100 days since he's been on the job. But few people know seem to know this. Earlier this month, a Stockton University Poll found that Murphy remains a virtual unknown to a sizable part of the population. One in three respondents said they were either not familiar with Murphy (10 percent) or were unsure of what to think of him (23 percent). Can it really be that a state of 9 million people knows little to nothing about its chief executive? We decided to put it...
  • This Is The Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans To Italy

    04/26/2018 12:21:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2018 | Kira Davis
    In recent weeks many people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken from the hands of his parents by the National Health Service (NHS) and the courts ... Alfie was forcibly removed from his breathing devices but continues to breathe on his own. The NHS and the courts would not even allow Alfie to go home with his parents, and when the nation of Italy offered to fly him to a Rome hospital for experimental treatment (at...
  • POMPEO VOTE: Who Were the Rats That Voted To Confirm?

    04/26/2018 12:12:53 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 53 replies
    Are they up in November? Any no's on our side? Inquiring minds want to know.
  • MAXINE MELTDOWN: Trump ‘just get out!’

    04/26/2018 11:03:42 AM PDT · by tom h · 47 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 4-25-18 | Kyle Olson
    Mad Maxine is having a temper tantrum because the facts are prevailing. The Time 100 honoree (why?) told the magazine during its ceremony that she wants Trump to “just get out” of office. “If you had to give some advice to President Trump, what advice would you give him?” a Time reporter asked Waters on the red carpet. “Please resign so that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached, because I don’t think you deserve to be there. “Just get out!” she declared.
  • Mueller, Comey & Fitzgerald, the band’s back together again

    04/26/2018 10:43:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/18 | Lee Cary & Marty Watters
    Comey is like the man who committed bigamy and claimed that his wives couldn't testify against him The April 24, 2018 TMP headline read, “EXCLUSIVE: Comey Has Brought On Former U.S. Attorney Pat Fitzgerald As One Of His Lawyers.” The Mueller, Comey & Fitzgerald Band is back together. Again. So what’s this about? Inquiring minds want to know—but the TMP and the MSM seem not to know.
  • CA Democrats Repeating Rent Control Insanity

    04/26/2018 10:34:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/18 | Katy Grimes
    California's Democrats are trying to take us once again The definition of insanity is to repeat the same mistake over and over again, while hoping for a different, better outcome. Such is the latest case of the predictable Left, turning once again to another failed sociological experiment—capping or regulating rents artificially, more commonly known as “Rent Control.” Democrats in California are once again imposing rent control initiatives through state and local ballot measures, including the Sacramento Renter Protection And Community Stabilization Charter Amendment. The effects of rent control only become worse the longer the rent control continues. Rent control is...
  • They’re Coming to Get Jim Acosta, and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Doesn’t Care

    04/26/2018 10:31:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/18 | Judi McLeod
    The Bad Kid Lollipop Lure White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders should do what some doctors’ offices and other outlets do to keep unruly children in line: keep a good supply of lollipops on hand. When CNN’s Jim Acosta sets out on his next whine fest during a press briefing, Huckabee Sanders should just hold up one of the lollipops from the Sucker Press supply. Cable tv viewers and even Acosta colleagues will get the idea.
  • Car Break-Ins and Property Theft on the Rise in California Following Passage of Prop 47

    04/26/2018 9:05:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 44 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    California crime is on the rise and many residents of the Golden State are now regretting the passage of a significant law implemented a few years ago that essentially emboldened criminals despite its good intentions. In November 2014, California voted in favor of Prop 47, a law aimed at reducing charges from felonies to misdemeanors for drug and property crimes, including theft. The intention was to reduce the state’s prison population and emphasize rehabilitation, helping drug addicts keep a felony off their record for what lawmakers view as minor crimes.
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 24 replies | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • Analysis: Texas GOP ignores young voters with LGBT snub (Oh boy)

    04/26/2018 8:54:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | April 26, 2018 | Ross Ramsey
    Texas Republican leaders have decided once again not to allow the party’s biggest LGBT group — the Log Cabin Republicans — to operate a booth at the state convention. It’s not the first time that’s happened, and it’s in line with the party platform on LGBT issues. But it also pits the party’s social conservatives against its live-and-let-live conservatives and its older voters against its younger ones.
  • JFK Assassination: The Tell-Tale Brain

    04/26/2018 8:37:18 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Who What Why ^ | 4/25/18 | Milicent Cranor
    Keeps on Telling — What Is It Saying? Photo credit: US Government Printing Office / Wikimedia and The White House / JFK Library Researchers are now analyzing newly released documents concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but many extraordinary facts have been in plain sight for decades — and yet unseen. This report concerns one of those facts, and how, to this day, the story around it is being concealed.The Tell-Tale Brain . Within minutes of Kennedy’s murder, witnesses were pointing at areas where they said they heard shots — and many pointed to a place in front...
  • MAXINE MELTDOWN: Trump ‘just get out!’

    04/26/2018 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies ^ | April 25, 2018 | By Kyle Olson
    Mad Maxine is having a temper tantrum because the facts are prevailing. The Time 100 honoree (why?) told the magazine during its ceremony that she wants Trump to “just get out” of office. “If you had to give some advice to President Trump, what advice would you give him?” a Time reporter asked Waters on the red carpet. “Please resign so that I won’t have to keep up this fight of your having to be impeached, because I don’t think you deserve to be there. “Just get out!” she declared. The president has previously dismissed Waters as “low I.Q.” While...