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  • John Brennan’s Thwarted Coup

    03/22/2018 8:30:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 21 Mar, 2018 | George Neumayr
    t was the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky who coined the phrase the “dustbin of history.” To his political opponents, he sputtered, “You are pitiful, isolated individuals! You are bankrupts. Your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on — into the dustbin of history!” It is no coincidence that John Brennan, who supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party in the 1970s (he has acknowledged that he thought his vote for its presidential candidate Gus Hall threatened his prospects at the CIA; unfortunately, it didn’t), would borrow from Trotsky’s rhetoric in his fulminations against Donald Trump. His tweet...
  • Leaked Audio Reveals Broward Co. Teachers Planning to Illegally Storm the White House

    03/22/2018 6:54:30 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 61 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Laura Loomer
    A meeting between Parkland students and anti-gun activists mobilizing for the highly anticipated March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. this weekend was captured on hidden audio Tuesday evening in Broward County, Florida and provided exclusively to DANGEROUS. The meeting, which was described as a non-partisan briefing for students, parents, and staff members from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are attending the #MarchForOurLives, was quickly exposed as being hijacked by Democratic Party top brass and fraught with extreme anti-conservative bias, misappropriation of school resources, and heavy-handed coaching for students when dealing with the media. Held at the Marriott...
  • There are no royals or peasants, just humans in the same boat (or plane)

    03/22/2018 5:26:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    I am waiting in the "Poor Pathetic Schmuck" line for my boarding pass at the airport. There are at least 30 people in front of me. In the next line over, at the counter for the same airline, an attendant is doing nothing but waiting for the next "Elite" customer to show up. The Elite passenger has no time to waste waiting in line. It's doubtful that they will even let his baggage rub up against mine, because there's no telling what loathsome disease it might be passing along. The airline to my right has a similar caste system, but...
  • Did you ever notice that Trudeau resembles Fidel Castro?

    03/21/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 37 replies
    Today | Me
    Just saw this in a comment thread on "Instapundit". Commenter "sven10077" posted this photograph.
  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. “My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea. …
  • America Cuts the Chord: Cable TV Household Penetration Collapsed Double Digits In 2017

    03/21/2018 6:19:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2018 | John Nolte
    According to a new study, subscriptions to streaming TV services exploded by 450 percent in less than a decade. This has resulted in surge of cord-cutting, those who cancel their cable or satellite packages (pay TV). The result is that pay TV household penetration has collapsed from a years-long hold of 75 percent, to just 63 percent in 2017. In 2009, only 10 percent of homes subscribed to a streaming TV service (Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc.). By 2017, that number surged to 55 percent, or a 450 percent increase.
  • Illegals, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes [TS]

    03/21/2018 2:19:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20, 2018 | Adam Shaw | Fox News
    Full Title: Illegal immigrants, who dodged California ICE raid after Dem mayor's tip-off, re-arrested for new crimes Three illegal immigrants, who avoided capture after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on a raid by federal immigration authorities last month, have since been re-arrested for new crimes including robbery and spousal abuse, ICE officials said. snip ICE officials eventually caught 232 illegal immigrants, many of them criminals, in the four-day sweep but said that hundreds more escaped because of Schaaf’s warning. But on Tuesday, officials said that at least three of those who were targeted in the raid, but were...
  • This creepy ‘cannibal’ chef slices flesh from people’s bodies, fries it and FEEDS it to them

    03/21/2018 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies ^ | 21st March 2018, 12:12 pm Updated: 21st March 2018, 3:35 pm | By Jacob Dirnhuber
    THIS is the horrifying moment a crazed performance artist sliced flesh from the bodies of two assistants before frying it in a pan and FEEDING it to them on a bizarre live Facebook stream. Cops in Latvia are now probing barmy Arturs Bērziņš's show after a flurry of complaints from disgusted viewers. The 33-year-old artist staged the performance - named 'Eschatology' - on March 6th at a posh museum in capital Riga. Stomach-churning footage shows Bērziņš pulling on a white forensic suit before approaching two assistants with a scalpel. He then cuts a chunk of meat from each of their...
  • Va GOP Primary: Freitas Tells Voters He Will Ignore Federal Immigration Laws

    03/21/2018 8:52:36 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 40 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | John Griffing
    RICHMOND, Va. — A two-term state lawmaker running for U.S. Senate in Virginia is already planning to violate his federal Oath of Office before his hand even touches the King James, pledging to totally ignore federal immigration law on the matter of sanctuary cities, according to reports. For Culpeper state Del. Nick Freitas, the rule of law is a matter of his whim, Saturday’s Virginia Tea Party debate revealed. The would-be Senator with an apparent allergy to making and enforcing laws, said he absolutely would not prosecute municipal authorities who create sanctuary cities, shocking many tea partiers at the...
  • Disney World's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' attraction reopens without 'Bride Auction' scene

    03/21/2018 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/20/18 | Fox News
    Walt Disney World has finally reopened its popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction — minus the controversial “Bride Auction” sequence. The scene, which appeared in the “Pirates” rides at Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, had originally depicted a group of women bound to an auction block, with a banner reading “Auction: Take a wench for a bride” hanging above their heads. A group of nearby pirates could also be heard requesting the redheaded “wench,” who was the most prominently displayed woman on the block. As of the ride’s reopening on March 19, however, the whole scene has been...
  • Two Morons Try To Fight A Biker, Both Get Knocked Out Cold

    03/21/2018 7:29:34 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 52 replies ^ | 03/20/18 | David Hookstead
    The biker is stopped at a light when the two men approach him, and one kicks him on his bike.
  • Suburbanizing History: Northern Virginia’s Identity Crisis

    03/21/2018 7:28:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    American Conservative ^ | March 21, 2018 | Casey Chalk
    Strangers I meet are always surprised when they discover they’ve met a third-generation Northern Virginian. “Wow, a native!” they exclaim, “you don’t meet many of those!” This surprise is often accompanied by a strong opinion about NoVA, as it’s often called—they suggest that the area just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. has little regional identity or unique culture, or little worthy of praise. It’s quite a bracing commentary to hear about one’s home. Yet I contend that whatever deficit in cultural identity NoVA may have has been accrued by the technocratic elite that has come to dominate the...
  • Does anyone have the right to sex?

    03/21/2018 5:49:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    London Review of Books ^ | March 22, 2018 | Amia Srinivasan
    On 23 May 2014, Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old college dropout, became the world’s most famous ‘incel’ – involuntary celibate. The term can, in theory, be applied to both men and women, but in practice it picks out not sexless men in general, but a certain kind of sexless man: the kind who is convinced he is owed sex, and is enraged by the women who deprive him of it. Rodger stabbed to death his two housemates, Weihan Wang and Cheng Hong, and a friend, George Chen, as they entered his apartment on Seville Road in Isla Vista, California. Three hours...
  • Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

    03/21/2018 3:16:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 107 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 20, 2018 | Kim Stanley Robinson
    Discussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s supposed to do. It makes little sense to talk about knots in isolation when it’s the net that matters. The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? Cities are part of the system we’ve invented to keep people alive on Earth. People tend to like cities, and have been congregating in them ever since the invention of agriculture, 10,000 or so years ago. That’s why we call it civilisation....
  • David Hogg reveals which TV show makes him an expert on politics [House of Cards] [ed]

    03/20/2018 11:50:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 20, 2018 | Greg P.
    Here’s another clip from the Twitter livestream we told you about last night where Stoneman Douglas student activist David Hogg talks about the TV show “House of Cards” and how the show depicts the “real life” of politics in America:
  • 'Utterly horrifying': ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

    03/20/2018 11:47:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 20, 2018 | Paul Lewis
    Hundreds of millions of Facebook users are likely to have had their private information harvested by companies that exploited the same terms as the firm that collected data and passed it on to Cambridge Analytica, according to a new whistleblower. Sandy Parakilas, the platform operations manager at Facebook responsible for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012, told the Guardian he warned senior executives at the company that its lax approach to data protection risked a major breach.
  • Teen suicides up 70+ percent over a decade

    03/20/2018 11:31:15 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 2018 | Breck Dumas
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported an alarming rise in the number of teen suicides between 2006 and 2016. The data analysis shows that the number of self-inflicted deaths of white children between the ages of 10 and 17 increased 70 percent during the time span. Black children and teens are less likely to kill themselves, but their suicide rate rose even higher judging from the study: an increase of 77 percent. The suicide rate among girls between the ages of 15 and 19 rose to a 40-year high in 2015. A myriad of factors is attributed...
  • University of Miami event... Anyone there? Special "training" for DC march going on? [Rumor only]

    03/20/2018 10:16:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    3/20/18 | sff
    I cannot verify this, but a friend told me something kind of secretive was going on around the University of Miami sounds like a bunch of kids are there to get trained (brainwashed?) regarding the anti-Constitution march this Saturday. I cannot get down to the U. Can anyone verify or deny? My friend said he saw a bunch of people going into something called The Center for the guards were wanding people as they went in.
  • Peter Thiel: Europe is cracking down on Silicon Valley out of 'jealousy'

    03/20/2018 8:58:03 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Mar 2018 | Olivia Solon
    European regulators are clamping down on Silicon Valley companies because they are “jealous” of the success of the technology industry in the US, according to PayPal co-founder and investor Peter Thiel. Speaking about the looming threat of regulation for these companies, Thiel said that the “threat is probably greater in Europe” and there are “good reasons and bad reasons”. “The good reasons are these privacy concerns and the bad reasons are there are no successful tech companies in Europe and they are jealous of the US so they are punishing us,” he said at the Economic Club of New York...
  • James Comey Weighing Hollywood Offers for Memoir

    03/20/2018 7:35:32 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 20, 2018 | Andy Lewis
    Former FBI Director James Comey, who was famously fired by President Donald Trump in May 2017, is considering selling the option to his hotly anticipated memoir, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which publishes April 17. Comey’s agents at DC-based Javelin, Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn, were in Los Angeles last week fielding pitches, according to a source with knowledge of the visit. A film or TV deal wasn’t something Comey even thought about until a flood of people in Hollywood called and expressed interest after the book was announced in early August. Comey is said to be unsure...