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  • Does Anyone Know About The BRAVE Browser ?

    01/23/2020 9:00:22 AM PST · by knarf · 55 replies
    self ^ | January 23, 2020 | knarf
    It just popped up on my FB page and I now use very crappy (with ads) Chrome
  • A New Conservative Theory of Why America Is So Polarized

    01/22/2020 11:45:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 21, 2020 | Park MacDougald
    Christopher Caldwell is not a household name. But for the relatively small set of people who care deeply about political writing, he is a towering figure. His prose — full of wit and irony, enlivened by an eye for paradox and the telling detail, informed by a polyglot and polymathic erudition — is second to none in the world of conservative journalism and exceeds nine-tenths of what is published in the press at large. In a review of Caldwell’s previous book, 2008’s immigration-skeptic Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, the Marxist historian Perry Anderson, himself one of the most learned...
  • Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation

    01/18/2020 9:11:02 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 41 replies
    Harvard Law Review ^ | 1/10/2020 | Harvard Law Review staff
    Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation . . . Congress should pass legislation reducing the size of Washington, D.C., to an area encompassing only a few core federal buildings and then admit the rest of the District’s 127 neighborhoods as states. These states — which could be added with a simple congressional majority — would add enough votes in Congress to ratify four amendments: (1) a transfer of the Senate’s power to a body that represents citizens equally; (2) an expansion of the House so that...
  • James O'Keefe Expose2020 first video drop

    01/14/2020 10:58:59 AM PST · by agatheringstorm · 65 replies
    Twittee ^ | 1/14/2020 | James O'Keefe
    The first of several upcoming videos. This one has a paid Bernie Sanders campaign worker carrying on about burning down cities, killing dissenters, etc.
  • Iran's Fars News says Iran will announce the reason for the crash of the Ukrainian airliner tomorrow

    01/10/2020 3:34:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    SkyNews twitter ^ | 1/10/2020 | ?
    None. Just an announcement. I was going to post from Iran's Fars News, but it's all in Arabic.
  • Watch: State Department Official Shutdown CNN Anchor & Leaves Her Speechless

    01/08/2020 4:21:34 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 34 replies
    newsthud ^ | January 8, 2020 | Paul Goldberg
    A US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus completely shutdown a far-left CNN International anchor with three facts that left the CNN anchor speechless. The cocky CNN anchor, Becky Anderson, was either completely ignorant of what she was reporting on or flat out lying. However, this is CNN who also on Tuesday evening lied about the President’s activity after the missile attack so both could be true. [transcript at link] -snip-
  • Searching for articles on modern gunsmithing homages to the Mauser C96.

    01/08/2020 1:52:25 PM PST · by MrEdd · 26 replies
    Me | January 8, 2020 | Moi
    Okay, I was reading old pulp novels and finishing off the Christmas oranges and I got the idea (Okay, I stole the idea from the book and extrapolated it) to look into seeing what modern gunsmiths (who have access to allows and machine tools never imagined 90 years ago) might do with replicating the weapons most appearing in the books I was reading? I have seen the double barrel Colt 1911 models...but what about the Mauser C96? With modern steel could one be made to fire small rifle cartridges of the period (30-30 maybe?) And how about the Thompson Submachine...
  • The Symbol Test

    01/08/2020 7:29:12 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 91 replies
    This is a simple test that quickly will tell you something about a person. It can be quite useful in determining where someone will fit into an organization and how he will relate to others and to the tasks at hand. In fact, I use this all the time when interviewing staff to work in our office. You'd be surprised how accurate it is. Have the person look briefly at these 5 figures and ask him to choose the one he likes best and the one he likes the second best. Don't allow any intellectualization about it, we just need...
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings left $1 million in campaign funds when he died. His treasurer says he had a plan for it

    01/05/2020 3:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Baltimore Sun via MSN ^ | 12/31/19 | Jeff Barker
    WASHINGTON — The late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore left $1 million in unspent campaign funds, according to election records. That raised an unanswered question: What happens to all that money now? In Washington, the campaign accounts of deceased and former lawmakers can legally stay active for years. Under federal election rules, the “Cummings for Congress Campaign Committee” is permitted to contribute - within certain limits - to federal, state or local candidates, political party committees or political action committees. That’s a course that many other congressional campaign accounts have taken. But Cummings, a Democratic House leader known for...
  • Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics - the clear distinction between what defines a journalist Vs. deep state media frauds claiming to be journalists

    01/01/2020 7:15:12 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 13 replies
    Society of Professional Journalists ^ | 9/6/2019 | Work product of SPJ’s National Convention
    SPJ Code of Ethics Revised September 6, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. CT at SPJ’s National Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Preamble Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity. The Society declares these four principles as the foundation of ethical journalism and encourages their use in its practice by all people in all media. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not...
  • Read: Nancy Pelosi’s opening statement in the House impeachment debate (High Priestess of the 'temple of democracy')

    12/19/2019 10:51:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | 12/18/19 | Jen Kirby
    **SNIP** “We gather today under the dome of this temple of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take: the impeachment of the president of the United States,” Pelosi said, standing next to a poster showing an American flag and the opening lines of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • A Quiet Hero – NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers Retires

    12/12/2019 5:23:48 PM PST · by justme4now · 35 replies ^ | May 5, 2018 | Jeff Carlson, CFA
    A quiet hero, most will never understand what Rogers did for our country. It’s difficult to fully convey or appreciate Admiral Rogers’ actions. He quietly stood against a deeply embedded Intelligence apparatus and risked his reputation and career. Although it may take some time, it is my hope that his role will be more fully appreciated. It’s entirely possible there would have been no FISA disclosure without the 2016 actions of Rogers. There might have been no investigation by Inspector General Horowitz.
  • Enhanced LORAN

    11/29/2019 6:56:51 PM PST · by MrEdd · 35 replies
    Me | November 29, 2019 | Moi.
    I have been looking for a list of proposed station locations for implementation of Enhanced LORAN. Anybody know where to find that? My searches all wind up with demonstrations of the signals from four or five years ago and nothing newer. I had assumed that it wouldn't need as many stations as LORAN C but I can't find anything about the requirements.
  • George Washington Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

    11/28/2019 4:32:47 AM PST · by Daffynition · 3 replies ^ | October 3, 1789 | Go. Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of...
  • In Future Wars, the U.S. Military will have nowhere to hide.

    11/21/2019 3:53:24 PM PST · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11/20/19 | Michael Beckley
    New technologies enable Russia and China to destroy U.S. bases and logistics networks—including those on the homeland. For most of its history, the United States has had the luxury of fighting its wars from safe havens. No major international battles have taken place on the continental United States in more than two centuries, and its offshore territory has not suffered a serious attack since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor in World War II. For the past few decades, even U.S. bases on foreign soil have faced few conventional military threats. The unprecedented immunity has enabled a particular American way of war...
  • The world is running out of sand — and there's a black market for it now

    11/20/2019 5:48:31 PM PST · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 6/11/2018 | Rob Ludacer
    If you're planning a beach vacation, you'd better get to it soon. An alarming statistic for you: 67% of Southern California beaches? GONE by 2100. All because of sand. Even if you don't think about the grainy stuff, you use it daily. You're reading this off something made with sand, looking at it through a screen made with sand, surrounded by buildings made with concrete. I could let you guess what's in concrete, but I suspect you're already catching onto a theme here. The following is a transcript of the video. I'll try to make this quick since we don't...
  • Trump On Piers Morgan—2011

    11/17/2019 8:59:21 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 25 replies
    Another amazing interview of Donald Trump from the past that shows his crystal clarity on all issues real and vital to us. Greatest president of all time. This and many interviews Iike this one show that he has always been the real deal.
  • The Jeffrey Epstein Network

    11/17/2019 7:22:41 AM PST · by Openurmind · 28 replies
    Graphcommons ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | urasoul1, xcav8
    People and activity connected to Jeffrey Epstein, government and organised crime.
  • The Most Important Social Security Chart You'll Ever See

    11/16/2019 3:43:24 PM PST · by Openurmind · 169 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Nov 16, 2019 | Kailey Hagen
    One of the most important decisions you'll have to make as you approach retirement is when to start Social Security benefits. The soonest you can begin claiming is 62, which remains the most popular age to start. It's not necessarily the wrong choice -- you'll still get a sizable amount of money over your lifetime -- but it might not be the best option if you're interested in maximizing your benefits. Here's a closer look at how the age you begin Social Security affects the size of your checks.
  • Who is Kateryna Handzyuk?

    11/15/2019 9:38:24 AM PST · by miami33 · 2 replies
    Marie Yovanovitch mentioned Kateryna Handzyuk, a Ukrainian anti-corruption activist in her testimony today. Here's a harrowing video she made from her hospital bed. (Warning: not for the squeamish.) Quote Tweet "There have been more than 40 attacks in the last year. Who ordered them? Who is hiding their identities? Why are so many investigations being sabotaged?" Kateryna #Handzyuk, a Ukrainian anticorruption activist, makes her deathbed plea.