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  • America Will Survive Coronavirus – But Will We Survive China?

    03/19/2020 9:02:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2020 | Matt Mowers
    With empty shelves at grocery stores and businesses and schools closing, it’s understandable that Americans are worried about what the future holds. As someone who worked alongside the professionals and civil servants who are helping manage this crisis, I hope to offer some small comfort to Americans hunkered down in their homes. You may have seen an extraordinary woman named Ambassador Deborah Birx front and center at the president’s recent press conferences. I had the privilege to work with her for over two years and travel with her around the world implementing America’s global HIV program called PEPFR. At President...
  • Starving monkey 'gangs' battle in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away

    03/16/2020 8:23:23 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 41 replies
    livescience ^ | 03/15/20 | Brandon Specktor
    Tourism is down in the ancient city of Lopburi, and the local monkeys are going ape. Rival gangs of macaques brawl in the streets of Thailand. In one of the more unusual incidents being attributed to the new coronavirus outbreak, a turf war between dozens of street monkeys and temple monkeys broke out in Thailand's historic city of Lopburi on Thursday (March 12). According to city residents, the furry fracas likely resulted from a sharp dip in tourism to the 800-year-old city — and thus a dip in free food offerings to thousands of local monkeys."It’s the summer so usually we see...
  • Senator Objects to Making Able-Bodied Work for Food Stamps [semi-satire]

    12/11/2019 10:10:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Dec 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration plan to put 700,000 able-bodied recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 enrolled in the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to work drew strenuous objections from Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). The planned work requirement is projected to save taxpayers $5 billion over 10 years. "It's hard to see this as anything but the President being cruel for cruelty's sake," Murray complained. "The people targeted may be able-bodied, but why should they be forced to sacrifice the leisure they became accustomed to when they got the food with no strings attached? Eating is a human right....
  • Sometimes Helping People Is the Worst Thing You Can Do

    08/03/2019 4:21:44 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 19 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | August 1, 2019 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    At the charming Hudson train station in New York, volunteers sell small cups of coffee for $1. The idea is to raise money for the children’s charity in town. They only accept cash. Not everyone carries cash. “Do you ever just let people have coffee on the promise that they will pay you later?” I ask. “Yes, and most do, but some people do not,” says the cashier. “We figure out who is who. When someone is taking advantage of our generosity, we say, ‘You may not have a cup of coffee. Next time bring cash.’ They figure it out...
  • Trump administration proposes to end food stamps for 3 million people

    07/25/2019 3:32:46 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 21 replies
    The Trump administration Opens a New Window. proposed new rules to limit access to food stamps on Tuesday – a move that officials said would end benefits for about 3.1 million people – by closing a loophole that allows states to automatically enroll residents already receiving other welfare benefits. “This proposal will save money and preserve the integrity of the program,” Sonny Perdue, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, said in a conference call. “SNAP should be a temporary safety net.” According to data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Opens a New Window. , about 40 million low-income people...
  • Presidential Candidate Proposes “Freedom Dividend” [semi-satire]

    01/15/2019 10:12:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    Entrepreneur, Ivy-Leaguer, New Yorker, and prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang hopes to win his way into the White House on a promise of a $1,000 per month “freedom dividend” to every American family. “Critics will say my idea is impractical,” Yang predicted. “But I’ve just initiated a pilot test of the concept with the Fassi family of Goffstown, New Hampshire. I gave them their first check on New Year’s Eve. The checks will continue for the entire year. I predict that their lives will be enriched and their anxieties relieved. If elected president in 2020 I will extend...
  • Here Are 2 Ways Trump Can Help Americans Move From Food Stamps to Work

    12/20/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jamie Bryan Hall
    President Donald Trump has an opportunity to do what Congress should be doing, but isn’t: Help Americans who are on food stamps transition to work.The farm bill—which reauthorizes the foods stamp program for five years—would have been a prime opportunity for Congress to enhance work requirements. Under current law, certain work-capable adults must work 20 or more hours per week, participate in a supervised job search or training, or volunteer in their communities in order to receive food stamps.Most food stamp recipients are exempt from these requirements. These include people over 50 years old, the disabled, and minor children and...
  • Seeking government coddling

    10/15/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Helen E. Krieble
    Astonishingly, today’s Americans expect government to care for us from cradle to grave, the way commoners once expected a benevolent king to care for his subjects. We treat people as members of groups rather than as individuals, insidiously devolving into the very class system against which the Founders rebelled. Americans are voluntarily surrendering the very freedoms that millions fought and died to establish and protect. President James Garfield once said the most common form of death in politics is suicide. After a noble 225-year history, is the American experiment dying at the hands of its own people? Many of the...
  • Donald Trump Urges The Senate To Pass Work Requirements For Food Stamps

    08/02/2018 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/18 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump signaled his support Thursday for work requirements for food stamps. “When the House and Senate meet on the very important Farm Bill – we love our farmers – hopefully, they will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House approved,” Trump wrote on Twitter. The House version of the farm bill barely passed with a vote of 213-211 and included work requirements for single food stamp recipients. Democrats voted unanimously against the bill. The House and the Senate have to take the bill to conference, however, which will likely strip the...
  • Progressive politics have done nothing to help black America

    07/10/2018 11:33:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18 | Shermichael Singleton, opinion contributor — 07/10/18
    During a lecture at the Library of Conservatism in Germany, British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton described conservatism as a philosophy that recognizes and acknowledges that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created, such as law, peace, freedom, civility, the security of property and family life. He contends we depend on the cooperation of others for the aforementioned to exist because we have no means or ability to single handedly attain it. He states “the work of destruction is quick, easy and exhilarating.” “The work of creation is slow, laborious and dull.” For the African American, the journey from...
  • Food stamp enrollment falls to 8-year low as Trump clamps down on fraud, economy improves

    06/18/2018 8:55:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Overall enrollment in the country’s food stamp program has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years as the economy continues to improve and the Trump administration attempts to tackle fraud in the program. According to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), enrollment in the program dropped in March to 40,083,954. The last time food stamp participation dipped this low was in February 2010, when 39,588,993 people were enrolled in the program. "As the economy continues to improve, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is...
  • Jet Bound For LAX Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger Tries To Smoke Pot

    05/30/2018 10:26:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 05/30/2018
    The plane landed safely at San Jose Mineta International Airport, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. The airline says the passenger accused of smoking was turned over to law enforcement. The remaining 32 passengers were placed on other aircraft to continue their trips. Passengers reported smelling smoke, and one said he smelled marijuana. “It looked like that someone needed to smoke a joint on a plane, and he went into the bathroom, smoked his blunt, and set off the fire alarm,” passenger Jonathan Burkes said.
  • 2.2 Million Fewer People on Food Stamps Under Donald Trump

    05/13/2018 2:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    More than 2.2 million people have discontinued their participation in food stamps during President Trump’s first full year in office, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data on food stamp enrollment. The latest USDA data shows that since Trump’s first full month in office in February 2017—when food stamp enrollment was at 42,289,366— participation in the program decreased by 2,257,235 to 40,032,131. The continued decline in enrollment during Trump’s first full year is on pace with the steady decline in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation since 2013. Before then, participation in the federal welfare program swelled...
  • Candace Owens on Left's Kanye West Attacks: The Left Wants Their Slaves Back

    04/24/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 30 replies
    Video at source. Great interview on Fox. "The Left wants their slaves back."
  • Newt Gingrich: Trump is right -- we need welfare reform

    01/06/2018 8:36:46 AM PST · by caww · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | Newt Gingrich
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. has swelled to more than 42 million today. As a result of Obama Administration’s policies, the number of Americans on food stamps is now 'greater than the population of Canada.' Nationwide spending on the program is roughly $70 billion annually —20 percent of which is wasted on junk food, candy, soda, and other sugary drinks. Consider California, which spent more than $1 billion on food stamp benefits in August and September alone. The good news is that President Trump has a chance to take on food stamps in the upcoming Farm Bill, which funds...
  • Trump: Break Chinese, Russian stranglehold over mineral supplies

    12/21/2017 9:26:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | John Siciliano
    President Trump ordered the U.S. military and the Interior Department to take immediate action to "break" the nation's dependence on Russian and Chinese supplies of critical minerals as a matter of national security. "This dependency of the United States on foreign sources creates a strategic vulnerability for both its economy and military to adverse foreign government action, natural disaster, and other events that can disrupt supply of these key minerals," read an executive order signed by the president on Wednesday.
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • American Indians Need Help Not Indigenous People’s Day

    10/08/2017 5:15:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    There is a move afoot to cast Christopher Columbus as an evil person instead of the person celebrated as the first to traverse the Atlantic Ocean, discovering there were two major continents not previously known to the world as it existed in 1492. In another feel-good moment, some cities are renaming Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. American Indians are desperate for real help, not placating moments. Naomi Schaefer Riley has defined how bad things are for American Indians and how Washington, D.C., bureaucracy is destroying the lives of these Americans in her terrific and terrifying book "The New Trail...
  • Walter Williams: Democrats Destroyed the Black Family and Only They Benefit from It

    09/26/2017 11:56:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This will be a great opportunity to delve into the Walter Williams column that I referred to earlier. It’s got nothing to do with the NFL. I mean, that’s not why he wrote it. It comes from way back on September 20th, about a week ago, and the title of his column… Where did this run? The link is so tiny, I can’t read it. It looks like the Daily Signal. “The Black Family Is Struggling, and It’s Not Because of Slavery.” Now, Walter Williams is a former guest host here. He’s brilliant guy, very conservative individual. Let me...
  • It’s Happening: Pluralities Support Single-Payer, Universal Basic Income

    09/20/2017 12:49:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    We’re not all socialists yet but we’re getting there. A majority of Democrats are, in any case. The single-payer numbers in Morning Consult’s new survey not only aren’t surprising, they’re right in line with what other studies have showed this year.