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  • For Democrats, when did the US Constitution Die?

    05/17/2022 7:22:03 AM PDT · by mononymous · 59 replies
    Self ^ | 5/17/2022 | Self
    A question I've been pondering recently; for how long has the US Constitution been dead to Democrats? Can anyone help me understand when, over the last 100 years or so, have they done anything to advance the cause of individual freedom and personal responsibility?
  • Wait, What? HALF of Infants in the U.S. Are on WIC?!

    05/16/2022 8:43:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 62 replies
    PJMEDIA ^ | 5/16/2022 | ATHENA THORNE
    One shocking fact that has come to light as the nation wrestles with a baby formula shortage is that half of U.S. infants receive WIC (federal food assistance). According to the USDA website, “The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.” “WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States,” the USDA proudly tells us....
  • The U.S. and NATO Helped Trigger the Ukraine War. It's Not 'Siding With Putin' to Admit It | Opinion

    05/12/2022 1:19:31 PM PDT · by libstripper · 63 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Mar. 7, 2022 | Galen Carpenter
    Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine is a monstrous act of aggression that has plunged the world into a perilous situation. By any reasonable standard, his move was an over-the-top response to any Ukrainian or NATO provocations. However, that conclusion is different from saying that there were no provocations, as far too many policymakers and pundits in the West are doing now.
  • 'My 401k is now 301k': Americans put their retirement plans on hold as more than $7 TRILLION in value is wiped off the stock market this year

    05/12/2022 11:16:46 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 71 replies
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12 May 2022 | KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and REUTERS
    Wall Street's prolonged plunge is beginning to raise Americans' concerns about their retirement savings, potentially pushing some to delay retirement as their account balances dwindle. So far this year, the benchmark S&P 500 has dropped 18 percent, wiping away $7 trillion in market value from the companies in the index. The Dow Jones Industrial average is down nearly 14 percent. Bonds, the traditional safe-haven of those approaching retirement age, have also fared poorly amid high inflation and rising interest rates, with Vanguard's Total Bond Market Index Fund losing more than 9 percent since the start of the year. Since retirement...
  • Israeli drone-maker to supply advanced systems to US Department of Defense

    05/12/2022 1:05:17 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    JNS ^ | May 11, 2022
    “The small, lightweight and rugged Wolverine is affordable, versatile and has low power consumption,” said the Israeli company Xtend. Israeli company Xtend, which specializes in human-guided autonomous drones for use by militaries and law enforcement, announced on Tuesday that it will supply hundreds of its Wolverine systems to the U.S. Department of Defense. The drones were developed under the joint leadership of the DoD and Israel’s Ministry of Defense, and are designed to protect U.S. military forces in the field. The contract follows joint Israeli and American research and development involving the Israeli Defense Ministry, the DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical...
  • Zelensky: US is the ‘accelerator of the sanction policies’ against Russia

    05/07/2022 5:33:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/07/2022 | Chole Folmar
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday in an interview with Fox News that the U.S. is the “accelerator of the sanction policies” against Russia. “So far, I think that the United States of America is the accelerator of the sanction policies and I think they do more than any other country. And this is the way it should be because they are the most powerful country right now. I see the same support with respect to sanctions from the United Kingdom,” said Zelensky.
  • US intelligence 'has helped Ukraine kill multiple Russian generals' since Putin's troops invaded

    05/05/2022 4:04:39 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/5/22 | RACHAEL BUNYAN
    US officials said of the approximately 12 Russian generals killed by Ukrainian forces, 'many' had been targeted with the help of intelligence provided by US Washington provided Ukraine with battlefield information on Russian troops Ukraine combined those details with its own intelligence to conduct strikes
  • The U.S. Pilot Shortage: How Much Will Airfare Increase?

    05/03/2022 7:23:42 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 31 replies
    https://news.yahoo.com ^ | May 3, 2022 | Yaёl Bizouati-Kennedy
    A combination of pandemic fatigue, being overworked, lengthy training time, and early retirements, is leading to a pilot shortage in the country. Now, airlines are upping the ante to fill the positions. In turn, several experts say that customers need to brace themselves for higher prices. United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said that in the U.S., airlines aim to add 13,000 pilots this year, but the country only produces between 5,000 and 7,000 pilots annually, according to an April 21, 2022, earnings call transcript. Fewer pilots mean less supply, which translates to higher prices, he added. Kirby added on the...
  • NAZI LAVROV | Cartoon Movement

    05/03/2022 2:44:59 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 21 replies
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  • Resolution would allow US military to fight if Russia uses nukes, other WMDs

    05/01/2022 4:17:54 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 106 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 5/1/2022 | By Mark Moore
    Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Sunday said he has introduced a resolution to authorize US military force if Russia uses chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in Ukraine — calling the scenario a “clear red line.” Kinzinger (R-Ill.) revealed on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he introduced the resolution, which, if passed by Congress, would give President Biden the authorization to allow the US to help militarily Ukraine against Russia’s invasion. “I don’t think we need to be using force in Ukraine right now. I just introduced an AUMF, an authorization for the use of military force, giving the president basically congressional...
  • Risk of Putin Using Nuclear Weapons Rises as Ukraine Succeeds: Menendez

    05/01/2022 3:50:09 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 50 replies
    https://www.newsweek.com ^ | 5/1/22 | BY THOMAS KIKA ON AT 2:39 PM EDT
    he world faces a growing threat of Russia using nuclear weapons as the nation continues to face losses in Ukraine, according to one U.S. senator. Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke about the prospect during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. The New Jersey democrat said he fears Russian President Vladimir Putin could turn to nuclear weapons as the continued failure of his invasion of Ukraine damages his image among his people, and called the possibility "a real concern." "Well, one of my concerns is that, ironically, the more success that the Ukrainians have, the greater...
  • The Biden-Austin 'forever war' plan against Putin

    04/28/2022 8:51:44 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 60 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/28/2022 | Patrick Buchanan
    "Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War's very object is victory – not prolonged indecision."So said Gen. Douglas MacArthur in his April 1951 address to Congress after being fired by President Harry Truman as commander in chief in the Korean War.And what is now America's goal with our massive infusion into the Ukraine war of new and heavier NATO weapons?Said Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on his return from a Sunday meeting in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky:The United States wants "to see Russia...
  • US to welcome Ukraine refugees but no longer through Mexico

    04/27/2022 4:45:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 04/25/2022 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is making it easier for refugees fleeing Russia’s war on Ukraine to come to the United States from Europe while trying to shut down an informal route through northern Mexico that has emerged in recent weeks. Under a program announced Thursday, the U.S. will streamline refugee applications for Ukrainians and others fleeing the fighting, but will no longer routinely grant entry to those who show up at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum.
  • Putin threatens 'lightning' fast strikes on any nation that 'interferes' with Russia's war in Ukraine-(3rd iteration)

    04/27/2022 12:47:26 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 84 replies
    https://www.foxnews.com ^ | April 27 | By Caitlin McFall | Fox News
    In a direct threat to the West Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged "lightning" fast strikes on any nation that "interferes" with Russia's war in Ukraine. "If anyone ventures to intervene from the outside and [pose] unacceptable threats of a strategic nature to Russia, they should know that our counter-retaliatory strikes will take place with lightning speed," he said.
  • US secretaries of state, defense head to Ukraine for Sunday talks, Zelensky says

    04/23/2022 5:14:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/23/2022 | Mary Kay Linge
    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Kyiv Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said, for his first face-to-face meeting with members of President Biden’s cabinet since the Russian invasion began. “Tomorrow, the American officials are coming to visit us,” Zelensky said in a Saturday press conference.
  • US warns against China military presence in Solomon Islands

    04/23/2022 12:58:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    afp via msn ^ | 4/23/2022 | afp
    S officials visiting the strategic Solomon Islands on Friday warned of serious repercussions if China were to establish a permanent military presence there after the Pacific nation signed a defence pact with Beijing. A White House delegation in the capital Honiara delivered the stern warning on the same day that China's ambassador attended an event with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare -- a sign of the importance both nations are according to the small island state. The United States and Australia -- the Pacific nation's traditional allies -- are deeply suspicious of the defence deal, fearing it may give China a...
  • Here’s why food shortages are unlikely to occur in the U.S.

    04/20/2022 3:15:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 97 replies
    CNBC ^ | APR 20 2022 | Nathaniel Lee
    Meanwhile, food prices in the U.S. are rising at historic rates, while prices for commodities like wheat and corn are at their highest levels in a decade. What’s more, the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts that food-at-home prices will see an increase of up to 4% by the end of 2022. “It’s particularly severe because we are just coming out of a recovery from a two-and-a-half-year pandemic that had severe implications on the prices of goods and services as well as the price of commodities,” according to Johanna Mendelson-Forman, adjunct professor at the American University in the School of International...
  • It’s not over: COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in US

    04/15/2022 5:20:53 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    AP ^ | 04/14/2022 | LAURA UNGAR
    Yet again, the U.S. is trudging into what could be another COVID-19 surge, with cases rising nationally and in most states after a two-month decline. One big unknown? “We don’t know how high that mountain’s gonna grow,” said Dr. Stuart Campbell Ray, an infectious disease expert at Johns Hopkins University. No one expects a peak nearly as high as the last one, when the contagious omicron version of the coronavirus ripped through the population.
  • Rent in major U.S. cities has surged 17% from a year ago

    04/14/2022 3:30:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 04/14/2022 | Kate Gibson
    Some Americans may be reminded of the words of one-time New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan — the rent is still "too damn high" — with the latest rental data showing a 17% surge in major U.S. cities from a year ago. Renters paid a median monthly rent of $1,807 in March, according to Realtor.com. That double-digit spike even outpaced an 8.5% increase in consumer prices during the same period, with inflation hitting a 40-year high in large part due to higher costs at the gas pump.
  • JP Morgan CEO warns of ‘powerful forces’ threatening U.S. economy into a recession

    04/14/2022 12:04:42 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies
    fortune vs msn ^ | 4/14/2022 | Tristan Bove
    amie Dimon is changing his tune on the chances of a recession hitting, as even America’s biggest banks seem powerless to stop the forces at play. One year ago, almost to the day, the JP Morgan CEO issued a bubbly, confident forecast for the global economy going into 2022 and 2023. In his annual letter to shareholders, Dimon called the confluence of readily available vaccines, high consumer savings, and a likely big increase in public spending a “goldilocks moment” for the U.S. economy. “It’s a lot of money, and it’s bound to cause a booming economy,” Dimon said last April...