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  • Time for Harris to Cut Biden Loose

    01/14/2022 10:36:45 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 119 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Jan 2022 | James Freeman
    There’s no reason for Kamala Harris to participate any longer in the failing presidency of Joe Biden. If she chooses to assert her constitutional authority and seeks to build a majority political coalition, she can unify the country, ensure American prosperity and win election to the presidency in 2024. Starting today she can simply decide unilaterally to dominate policy-making in what’s left of the Biden era. This week brings more reports of her struggle to add value to Team Biden. But this team is losing and she can best help the country and herself by entering the political equivalent of...
  • The Levin book "American Marxism" Sold 400,000, copies in its first week of publication!!! All Americans should read it!!!

    07/22/2021 11:25:22 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 12 replies
    Every American should read this magnificent book penned by Mark Levin. Best ever & it will make history in saving the American Republic Nation!!! Buy it and save your country..."ALL" Americans!!!
  • Study Suggests Mushrooms Are Growing on Mars As New Images From The Opportunity Rover Show

    05/07/2021 8:03:19 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 37 replies
    Coast to Coast Am ^ | May 7, 2021 | Tim Binnall
    A thought-provoking new study from a team of scientists who examined images of Mars argues that the Red Planet is rife with mushrooms and other fungi that can be seen growing over the course of time. The intriguing hypothesis was laid out in a paper published this week in the journal Advances in Microbiology. The researchers behind the study looked at sequential images taken by the Opportunity Rover and the HiRISE satellite which orbits Mars and, in the process, noticed objects on the surface of Mars changing dramatically in a manner suggesting that they could be alive. For example, as...
  • Why equality of outcome can never, ever work

    10/25/2020 9:50:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/25/2020 | Troy Smith
    In a society structured to foster equality of opportunity, three things tend to determine how successful someone is or isn't: intelligence (or skill), industriousness, and luck. On the surface, these things may seem unfair. For example, someone born into a family that promotes and develops education, who was taught about the value of hard work and had resources and connections on hand, would clearly have an enormous advantage over someone born into a split or uninterested family, enduring a failing public school system, with few or no mentors. Despite this, the equality of opportunity has two overwhelming advantages: first, success,...
  • Is racism really responsible for today's black problems? Walter E. Williams: Today's issues 'give white leftists cover for their anti-American agenda'

    07/29/2020 8:39:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 7/28/2020 | Walter Williams
    I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd's death – rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The pretense is that police conduct stands as the root of black problems. According to the NAACP, from 1882-1968, there were 3,446 black people lynched at the hands of whites. Today, being murdered by whites or policemen should be the least of black worries. In recent times, there is an average...
  • WaPo wonders: Why did decades of progressive leadership in Minneapolis create even more inequality?

    07/02/2020 5:09:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 1, 2020 | Ed Morrissey
    You had us at progressive leadership, Washington Post. This analysis of the abject failure of a half-century of progressive control of the Twin Cities — and for that matter, increasingly radical progressive control — carries more than a whiff of an assumption that failure was only correlative rather than causative. How could inequality have gotten worse, Tracy Jan wonders, especially when state policy also applied progressive principles to the issue?
  • An Underappreciated American Scholar

    06/27/2020 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As part of the Great Migration northward during the 1930s and '40s, he and his family moved to Harlem, New York. Sowell attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School but dropped out. In 1951, he was drafted into the military and assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps, where he became a photographer....
  • ‘Bank’rupt Decision Jeopardizes Opportunity for Disadvantaged Children in Florida

    02/05/2020 6:08:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 4, 2020 | Lindsey Burke
    Last week, Wells Fargo and Fifth Third Bank announced they no longer would donate to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which enables more than 108,000 low-income children and children in foster care to receive scholarships to attend a safe and effective school of choice. The move comes after the Orlando Sentinel published a piece suggesting that $105 million in tax credit scholarships had been used by families to pay tuition at faith-based schools that, as The Federalist’s Joy Pullmann put it, “uphold their faiths’ historic sexual ethics.” Businesses that contribute to nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations in the state can receive...
  • 'I’m Saddened by the White Man’s Emasculation'

    01/23/2020 2:26:44 PM PST · by spirited irish · 37 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Jan 23, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “It saddens me”, he says,” to see the white man beating his breast over and over, too emasculated to put up any resistance to people who’ve come to threaten him on his own doorstep”. He believes that a toxic mix of guilt, “human rightsism”, political naivety and crass ignorance of History have a debilitating effect on Europeans’ capacity to fight the invasion. He accuses the corrupt African leaders of destroying the lives of hundreds of millions of human beings in all impunity, but is equally critical of the ideologues who are paving the way for them. They should stop blaming...
  • Stacey Abrams: ‘Of Course I Would Love’ the Opportunity to Be Vice President

    08/29/2019 6:26:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2019 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on the “Joe Madison Show,” Fair Fight Action Chair and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said she would “love” the opportunity to be the 2020 vice-presidential candidate. When Madison asked if she would be interested in being a running mate for the eventual 2020 Democratic nominee, Abrams said, “If the question is would I like the job I’m not going to be coy and say no. Of course, I would love that opportunity.”
  • This is the Final Photograph from Opportunity (Mars)

    03/15/2019 1:21:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 3/14/19 | Evan Gough
    Posted on March 14, 2019March 14, 2019 by Evan Gough This is the Final Photograph from Opportunity Sad.But beautiful.NASA has shared Opportunity’s final photograph from the surface of Mars. The rover’s final resting place is in Endeavour Crater, and barring any statistically unlikely event, it will sit there for centuries, millennia, or even longer. And instead of a tombstone, we have this final image. The image is a panorama, captured at the end-point of Opportunity’s 15-year, marathon-plus journey. Opportunity’s odometer is now stopped at 28 miles, or 45 kilometers, and its chronometer at 5,111 sols.354 individual images make up...
  • NASA's history-making Mars rover Opportunity declared dead

    02/13/2019 5:29:11 PM PST · by buckalfa · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | February 13, 2019 | Jackson Ryan
    NASA's Opportunity rover, the third robotic wanderer to land on Mars, changed our understanding of the Martian landscape, geology, atmosphere and history. On Wednesday, NASA announced its mission complete and with it, the rover's life officially over. The plucky robot roamed the Martian surface for approximately 5,515 Earth days, just over 15 years. During a press conference, NASA said that Opportunity hadn't responded to a last-ditch effort Tuesday to establish contact. A planet-encircling dust storm cut off communications with Opportunity on June 10, 2018, preventing its solar panels from storing power. Since then, over 830 rescue commands had been beamed...
  • NASA Has a New Plan to Revive the Mars Rover Opportunity, as Time Runs Short

    01/26/2019 8:54:52 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | January 25, 2019 04:19pm ET | Meghan Bartels,
    Engineers haven't heard from the beleaguered robot since June 10, 2018, shortly before a global dust storm developed on Mars. The Opportunity rover, which is solar-powered, has ignored hundreds of calls from Earth since it first fell silent, which made team members worry that its mission has come to an end. As the silence stretched on over the summer, mission members hoped that the storm had simply dropped dust on the solar panels that power Opportunity and that a natural seasonal weather phenomenon on Mars could clear that dust away, letting the rover recharge.... That hope led the team to...
  • Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council

    12/12/2018 4:32:19 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies ^ | 12/12/2018 | President Donald Trump
    Executive Order on Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council ECONOMY & JOBS Issued on: December 12, 2018 menuALL NEWS ESTABLISHING THE WHITE HOUSE OPPORTUNITY AND REVITALIZATION COUNCIL By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities. Despite the growing national economy, these communities are plagued by high poverty levels, failing schools, and a scarcity of jobs. In December 2017, I signed into law a bill originally introduced as the Tax...
  • NASA to soon end active efforts to restore contact with Opportunity

    10/24/2018 9:15:26 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    SpaceNews ^ | 10/23/18 | Jeff Foust
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — NASA expects to soon end efforts to contact the Opportunity Mars rover, silent for more than four months after a major dust storm, but will continue to listen for signals from the spacecraft for months to come. Opportunity, which has been on Mars since January 2004, last contacted Earth June 10. A powerful globe-spanning dust storm blocked the sun and deprived the rover of solar power, putting it into a low-power mode. On Sept. 11, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that the optical depth, a measure of the haziness of Martian skies, had dropped to a level...
  • Crow Tribal spokesman RIPS Left-wing coastal states for using EPA regs to deny his people prosperity

    08/17/2018 12:23:55 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/17/18 | USA Features
    Cruel: A spokesman for a prominent Native American tribe is blasting uber-Left-wing politicians in deep blue coastal states for using onerous EPA regulations to deny his people the opportunity to coal, gas, and other forms of energy. The Daily Caller reports that officials in a small number of coastal states led by Washington are essentially denying Crow Tribal members the opportunity to earn a much better living. CJ Stewart, a Crow Tribal member and co-founder of the National Tribe Energy Association, told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Thursday that his people are dependent on producing energy to...
  • The Massive Mars Dust Storm Is Starting to Die Down

    07/27/2018 7:19:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | Mike Wall
    The dust is finally beginning to clear on Mars, but it'll probably still be a while before NASA's sidelined Opportunity rover can phone home. A global dust storm has enshrouded Mars for more than a month, plunging the planet's surface into perpetual darkness. That's complicated life significantly for the solar-powered Opportunity, which has apparently put itself into a sort of hibernation; the rover hasn't contacted its controllers since June 10. Scientists studying the storm "say that, as of Monday, July 23, more dust is falling out than is being raised into the planet's thin air," agency officials added. "That means...
  • Huge Dust Storm on Mars Hits NASA's Opportunity Rover

    06/10/2018 7:16:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | June 10, 2018 08:07am ET | By Tariq Malik,
    The Martian dust storm was first spotted from space by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA officials said. "As soon as the orbiter team saw how close the storm was to Opportunity, they notified the rover's team to begin preparing contingency plans," NASA officials said in a statement. "In a matter of days, the storm had ballooned." As of Friday (June 8), the storm covers more than 7 million square miles of Mars (18 million square kilometers), according to NASA. That's an area larger than all of North America on Earth. "Full dust storms like this one are not surprising, but...
  • NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

    06/14/2018 5:11:47 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's seemingly unstoppable Mars rover Opportunity has been knocked out by a gigantic dust storm that is enveloping the red planet and blotting out the sun. Officials said Wednesday they're hopeful the rover will survive the storm, which already covers one-quarter of Mars and is expected to encircle the planet in another few days. It could be weeks or even months, though, until the sky clears enough for sunlight to reach the Martian surface and recharge Opportunity's batteries through its solar panels. For now, Mars' oldest working rover is stuck in the middle of the raging...
  • "Mars rover update: April 27, 2018."

    04/27/2018 3:35:49 PM PDT · by Voption · 14 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | April 27, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    Summary: Curiosity’s exploration of Vera Rubin Ridge is extended, while an attempt by Opportunity to climb back up Perseverance Valley to reach an interesting rock outcrop fails.