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  • A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

    07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool
    A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists. The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications. “We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research...
  • How Trump Can Lower Drug Prices

    07/17/2018 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Steve Moore
    One of Donald Trump's more memorable promises on the campaign trail was to lower the cost of prescription drugs. Polls show this issue remains popular with Americans, especially lower-income families, who are worried about high drug prices. Of course, the entire concept of drug prices' being "too high" is subjective. Drugs are too expensive ... compared with what? Certainly not compared with not having the drugs available at all. If you suffer from the intense pain of migraine headaches or have been diagnosed with lung cancer, how much would you pay for a drug to help you? I have friends...
  • Immigrants Change Cultures -- Whether New Yorkers in Florida or Latinos in America

    07/17/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants -- those here legally or illegally -- is "America is a nation of immigrants."The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people -- which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," the most widely used American history text in high schools...
  • Prof. Walter Williams: Shooting Ourselves in the Foot -- Here's a Better Alternative to Tariffs

    07/17/2018 7:50:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/17/2018 | Walter Williams
    The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American dairy imports. That forces Canadians to pay higher prices for dairy products. For example, Canadians pay $5.24 for a 10.5-ounce block of cheddar. In Washington, D.C., that same amount of cheddar sells for $3.64. Canadians pay $3.99 for a 1-pound container of yogurt. In Washington, D.C., you can get nearly twice as much yogurt for a little over $4. It's clear that the Canadian government's tariffs screw its citizens by forcing them to pay higher prices for dairy products. What should the U.S. response be...
  • Subsidies Galore: Corporate Welfare For The Politically-Connected Businesses Is Bipartisan

    07/17/2018 7:33:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/17/2018
    Congress created the usual special interest frenzy with its latest iteration of the Farm Bill. Agricultural subsidies are one of the most important examples of corporate welfare, money handed out to businesses based on political connections. Business plays a vital role in a free market. In real capitalism there are no guaranteed profits. But corporate welfare eliminates this handicap for the well-connected. Business subsidies that allow politicians to channel economic resources toward their preferred ends distort investment and trade. Moreover, turning government into an engine of illicit profit encourages what economists call rent-seeking. Well-organized special interests usually triumph over the...
  • Romney Held Dem Donor Meeting For Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz And It Didn’t Go Well

    07/17/2018 7:31:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/2018
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney recently hosted a donor meeting for former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who has been reportedly considering a run for president as a Democrat in 2020. Politico’s Ben Schrekinger said the event did not go well and that many left uninspired by the potential nominee. “Will there be some segment of the customer base that decides, ‘I’m not going to go to Starbucks anymore should he become a candidate,” Mark Kalinowski, president of Kalinowski Equity Research, asked Politico. “You have to think about the employees. You have to think about the shareholders, everybody who might be...
  • They told us Iraq had WMD too....(vanity)

    07/17/2018 7:18:32 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 34 replies
    7/17/2018 | Me
    This is not an anti-Iraq war rant; i fought in the streets in 2003 with Freepers & groups like Protest Warrior counter protesting the "peace protestors". Nor is this a rant against law enforcement- my dad was NYPD for almost two decades. Rather this is a reminder with facts for those who believe we should just blindly follow our politicized "intelligence" agencies. The same intelligence operations telling us russia interfered in our elections: 1- told us Iraq possessed WMD 2- never connected the dots in the lead up to 9-11; the worst terrorist attack on US solid 3- dismissed evidence...
  • Democratic Candidate for Congress Used to Be 'Social Justice' Rapper

    07/17/2018 7:17:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Antonio Delgado railed against capitalism, rapped about porn, masturbating The Democratic congressional candidate for New York's 19th district, Antonio Delgado, rhymed about watching porn, masturbating, and attacked capitalism in his past life as a "social justice" rapper. Delgado, who is challenging Rep. John Faso (R., N.Y.), released an album under the record label "CD Baby" in 2007. Delgado, whom the New York Times considers "much less progressive" than other Democratic House candidates like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, once tried to pursue a rap career to advance "radical social change" in the United States.
  • New York Times Runs Cartoon Depicting Trump, Putin as Gay Lovers

    07/17/2018 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 16, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    In a cartoon published and boosted by The New York Times, President Donald Trump fantasizes about having a gay relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. "In Episode Two of 'Trump Bites ...' Mr. Trump's not-so-secret admiration for President Vladimir Putin of Russia plays out in a teenager’s bedroom, where the fantasies of this forbidden romance come to life," reads the Times description. The video was created by Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton and set to audio clips of Trump praising Putin.
  • Exclusive: Young Republicans Dumped At A ‘Random’ Gas Station By Anti-Trump Uber Drive(T)

    07/17/2018 6:37:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Stephanie Hamill
    It ain’t easy being a conservative these days. New reports are popping up every week about conservatives being denied service at restaurants and now even from a ride-sharing company solely because of their political beliefs. Six Republican campaign volunteers have a similar story. They say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” Mary Russell, a volunteer, and Chris Godbey, the Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation, sat down with the Daily Caller to share their horrifying experience. Their crime? Talking politics amongst themselves...
  • ICE takes aim at SF sanctuary city law in ‘Rideshare Rapist’ case

    07/17/2018 6:08:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2018 | Steve Rubenstein
    U.S. immigration officials took aim at San Francisco’s sanctuary city law Monday in the case of the San Mateo man accused of being the “Rideshare Rapist.” In a statement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the city’s policy of not honoring ICE holds “shields criminal aliens who prey on the community.”
  • ill Wine-Banks: Trump’s Performance ‘Will Live in Infamy as Much as the Pearl Harbor Attack

    07/17/2018 5:52:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    brietbart ^ | 07/16/2018 | Ian Hanchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s All In, MSNBC Contributor and former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks stated President Trump’s performance in Helsinki “will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.” Wine-Banks stated that the perpetrators in Watergate were Americans and that in 2016, “we were burglarized, this time, by foreign agents. And it’s just as serious to me as the Cuban Missile Crisis, in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack. The president is taking the side of the people who attacked us instead of trying to prevent a future attack. He has done nothing...
  • 10 black Washington U. students...falsely accused of leaving IHOP without paying

    07/17/2018 4:43:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Doug Moore
    Ten Washington University students, all black and all incoming freshmen, were stopped by Clayton police this month while walking to a MetroLink stop from a late-night dinner and told they were suspected of leaving the IHOP restaurant without paying, university officials said. Even though some of the students had receipts showing they had paid for their meals, police made all of them walk three blocks back to the restaurant, with six squad cars following them. At the restaurant, the manager told officers the students were not those who had left without paying...
  • Prediction: More Guns, Less Suicide During Trump Administration

    07/17/2018 4:10:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been a number of recent opinion articles that attempted to create a linkage between firearms in society and the rate of suicides in society. The opinion articles contain explicit calls for more regulation of firearms in society, even though most of the policy prescriptions would have no effect on suicides. Banning or restriction semi-automatic firearms? Suicides only need a single shot.Banning or restricting magazine capacity? Suicides only need one shot. Magazines are superfluous to suicide.Reducing the age of sale for semi-automatic rifles? The same lack of logic applies. The general argument that more guns result in more...
  • Why a American Man should Leave America (If just for a bit…)

    07/17/2018 12:51:33 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | Editorial staff
    ...snip... I will have to be honest, it wasn’t until after I left America that I really began to appreciate it. As well as get really angry as to what it has become. Here's just a few of the things that I have come to miss... The first day of hunting season. A big garden full of tomato plants, peppers and onions. Football on lazy Sunday afternoons. The local sports section in the newspaper with photos of friends, relatives, and their kids. Fishing brook trout. A compound bow. A Ruben sandwich with real coleslaw. Rummaging around in a auto junkyard...
  • I respectfully disagree

    07/16/2018 10:26:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Catholic Times ^ | 7/8/18 | Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: The United States Supreme Court on June 27 decided that public sector employees can no longer be required to pay mandatory fees to support unions to which they do not wish to belong. This landmark case, Janus v. AFSCME, involved Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a public-sector union. Janus refused to join the union because he opposes many of its positions, including those taken in collective bargaining. Despite his opposition, for...
  • Left vs. Right (US) [interesting graphic]

    07/16/2018 8:50:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 51 replies
    information is beautiful ^ | December 2011 | David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec
    This graphic shows left & right, liberal vs conservative, blue vs red, from a US perspective.
  • GOP Volunteers Kicked Out Of Uber As Driver Says ‘Welcome To The Resistance’

    07/16/2018 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/18 | Julia Cohen
    Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away. “It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver...
  • Police: Hunt serial killer in crime spree that has left three dead

    07/16/2018 7:32:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    A man on the run was identified Monday evening by authorities as being responsible for a week-long crime spree that includes a shooting, a home invasion and that has so far left three people fatally shot in the Houston area. That suspect is Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference. He is a 5'7", 135 lb. Hispanic man who should be considered "armed and dangerous," Acevedo said. At the press conference,Gonzalez was asked if Rodriguez is now considered a serial killer. He said yes.
  • Ruling over killer whale attack reflects Kavanaugh’s view of workplace regulations

    07/16/2018 6:33:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    When a killer whale drowned and dismembered a trainer at a SeaWorld park in Florida in 2010, federal labor officials fined the park $12,000 and required protective measures — over the objection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who predicted in a written opinion that the next step would be a ban on tackling in pro football.