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  • Mark Levin Takes on the Press

    05/23/2019 4:07:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Best-selling author and talk radio star Mark Levin has another terrific new book that debuted at No. 1 on the charts. The media habitually ignore Levin's books -- no New York Times reviews, no TV interviews, nothing -- and it must drive them insane that he still sells millions of copies. But this one's called "Unfreedom of the Press," and it's a direct shot at them, so some may find it impossible to resist a response. One has already responded and in so doing explains why Levin chose to unload on his profession. Book critic Annalisa Quinn took to National...
  • Disruption, Fear and Opportunity in Health Care

    05/23/2019 3:59:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Scott Rasmussen
    There was a time when health care technology meant expensive new machines that only hospitals could afford. The costs were so enormous that only insurance companies could pay for their use and insurance bureaucrats only grudgingly allowed people to get needed tests and treatment. Today, however, tech is putting health care tools in the hands of individual Americans at amazingly reasonable costs. The transformation brought about by the new technology will fundamentally disrupt every aspect of the health care industry. One simple example is the monitor I use to check my blood sugar on a regular basis. A generation or...
  • Federal Rats Are Fleeing the Sinking Collusion Ship

    05/23/2019 3:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative was always implausible. One, the Washington swamp of fixers such as Paul Manafort and John and Tony Podesta was mostly bipartisan and predated Trump. Two, the Trump administration's Russia policies were far tougher on Vladimir Putin than were those of Barack Obama. Trump confronted Russia in Syria, upped defense spending, increased sanctions and kept the price of oil down through massive new U.S. energy production. He did not engineer a Russian "reset" or get caught on a hot mic offering a self-interested hiatus in tensions with Russia in order to help his own re-election bid....
  • The Left's Battle Against 'Inequality'

    05/23/2019 3:33:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Larry Elder
    In his book "Discrimination and Disparities," economist Thomas Sowell notes that a disproportionate percentage of first-born siblings become National Merit scholars compared to siblings born later, presumably because the first-born starts life with no sibling competition for parental attention. This, says Sowell, illustrates the absurdities of expecting equal results when equal results do not even occur within the same family among siblings raised under the same roof with the same parents. When I was growing up in South Central Los Angeles, one of my closest friends was "Paul." We met in the second grade and attended the same elementary school,...
  • Trump’s Approach to Healthcare Isn’t Flashy, It’s Just Effective

    05/23/2019 3:16:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Col. Douglas MacGregor
    At President Trump’s rally in Montoursville Monday night, healthcare was as prominent in the president’s remarks as it is in the minds of Pennsylvania’s voters.It’s a shame that this incredibly important issue — one that is literally a matter of life or death for so many people — has been the subject of lies and deep partisan spin by establishment politicians. Sometimes it feels almost impossible to get all the facts.We know we pay too much for healthcare in America, sometimes absurdly so, as in the case of some prescription medications. What we don’t know is why it has...
  • Democrats Aren’t Letting The Lack Of A Reason Stop Them From Pushing Impeachment

    05/23/2019 2:45:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    President Donald Trump must be guilty of something, the Democrats insist. After all, he tweets mean things and refuses to let White House staffers testify about their private interactions with him. Why else would someone do that? Besides, he’s a Republican, and in the liberal world, that is grounds enough to impeach. The only thing missing from the Democrats' push to undo the will of the people is any evidence or legal reason to do so, but they aren’t going to let that stop them. Liberals know Donald Trump is corrupt, they just can’t prove it. That inability to prove...
  • Don’t Make Me Choose Between You and Trump, Mr. Letterman

    05/23/2019 2:24:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    The last few days have seen a spike in celebrities who just can’t hold their tongues or mask their hatred for President Trump. The tendency for those of us who voted for Trump is to eye-roll, shrug, dismiss, or insult the partisan stars in question. But every-so-often, I feel compelled to explore their behavior and express my disappointment in them anyway. There’s only one reason I’d read Newsweek, and it’s to read the work of a contributing writer who’s also a broadcasting colleague I admire greatly. His name is Lee Habeeb, host of Salem Media Group’s “Our American Stories.” He...
  • I Hate #Science Because All Conservatives Hate #Science

    05/23/2019 2:13:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals sure love #Science, but like all conservatives I just hate #Science so very, very much. Did you know that 97% of #Science-people, who clearly love #Science, agree that the global warming climate crisis means we have to immediately give the liberal elite a bunch of our money and freedom because of #Science? Well, we do – and as of a couple of months ago, noted #Scientist AOC informed us that we have exactly 12 years to do it. Okay, 11 years, ten months. Tick tock! You know it’s true #Science because of the specificity of her 12 years figure....
  • Journalists Charged With 15 Felonies For Undercover Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood

    05/22/2019 8:56:16 PM PDT · by Hostage · 35 replies
    THE DAILYWIRE ^ | May 21, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    David Daleiden Journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who exposed suspect dealings at taxpayer-funded abortion mill Planned Parenthood via undercover videos, were denied a request to halt criminal prosecution, a press release from The Thomas More Society said on Friday. Ocasio-Cortez: There'd Be 'As Many Planned Parenthood Clinics' As Post Offices If Male Politicians Could Get Pregnant (See video in link at source) Last month, the California Supreme Court issued a stay in the high-profile case based on "political bias and selective prosecution." But now the case is moving forward. Daleiden and Merritt were hit with 15 felony charges in...
  • Why a Catholic Marathoner and Jewish Leader Embraced at the Pittsburgh Finish

    05/22/2019 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Runner's World ^ | May 20, 2019 | Elizabeth Millard
    Walking through the Pittsburgh airport with his wife last October after a beautiful Hawaiian vacation, Matt Scoletti immediately felt the enormous shift that had happened in his hometown. The usual banter and laughter were gone, replaced by a heartbreaking heaviness. A huge sign that adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers logo read “Stronger Than Hate,” in response to the mass shooting in the city that occurred at the Tree of Life, Dor Hadash, and New Light House of Worship on October 27th. Scoletti stood in front of it, and a wave of resolve washed over him. “This was not only an attack...
  • Report: IDF Officers Convinced Kabbalist Rabbis Located Terror Tunnels

    05/22/2019 8:10:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies
    Israel News ^ | May 22, 2019 , 1:34 pm | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Report: IDF Officers Convinced Kabbalist Rabbis Located Terror Tunnels By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz May 22, 2019 , 1:34 pm “So follow the way of the good And keep to the paths of the just.” Proverbs 2:20 (The Israel Bible™) Light at the end of the tunnel. (Credit: Kornpoj/Shutterstock) FacebookTwittergoogle_plusPinterestEmailWhatsAppCopy LinkShare76 A recently released media report detailed how two mystic rabbis patrolled Israel’s border and successfully identified the locations of tunnels terrorists had dug into Israel. Several officers were sufficiently impressed to recommend using them in future IDF operations but more senior officers have refused. Zman Yisrael, the Hebrew language edition...
  • Dutch Migration Minister resigns after ‘underreporting murders and sex attacks by Muslim ....

    05/22/2019 8:05:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | MAY 22, 2019
    Dutch Migration Minister resigns after ‘underreporting murders and sex attacks by Muslim asylum seekers’ MAY 22, 2019 A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among Muslim asylum seekers. Migration minister Mark Harbers resigned yesterday in a bad blow to the government just ahead of European elections. Daily Mail (h/t Terry D) His departure adds to the struggle faced by centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte as he tries to counter a surge in anti-immigration populists who look poised to win big in the elections on Thursday. Harbers was...
  • Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness

    05/22/2019 7:52:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | May 19, 2019 | Michael Hobbes
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The lunch rush at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall is a snapshot of the changing character of American homelessness. The first thing that strikes you is the sheer number of people the soup kitchen serves. The line outside starts forming two hours before the food is ready. Diners file in, eat quickly and get up as soon as they’re finished. They know someone is waiting outside for their seat. Even more striking than the scale of need are the shifting demographics of who is eating here and why. The homeless population is getting younger,...
  • Huawei confirms it has built its own operating system in case US tensions disrupt use of Android

    05/22/2019 7:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 05/22/2019 | Li Tao
    Huawei Technologies, the largest smartphone vendor in China, said it has developed its own operating systems (OS) for both smartphones and computers, which can be used on its devices in the event that current systems provided by US technology giants are no longer available. The Chinese company has developed a proprietary OS as tensions between the company and the US government could impact the availability of US-made operating systems used on Huawei devices, Huawei’s mobile chief Richard Yu Chengdong, said in an interview with German publication Die Welt. Yu’s comments confirm an earlier report by the South China Morning Post...
  • These 100-Year-Old Glass Flowers Are So Accurate, They Rival the Real Thing

    05/22/2019 7:14:06 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 21 replies
    Artsy on the Internet ^ | 20 jOctober 2017 | Abigail Cain
    The problem with Harvard University’s collection of glass flowers, explains professor of botany Donald H. Pfister, is that they’re too realistic. “When they’re photographed, they just look like plants,” he says, ruefully. “So how do you make a photo book that lets people know that these are actually glass models?” Even the first director of Harvard’s Botanical Museum, George Lincoln Goodale, was initially fooled by the models. During an 1886 trip to Germany to visit the home of glassmakers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, he saw what he assumed to be a vase of blooming, freshly-cut orchids. In truth, each...
  • Andy Beshear picks up last-minute endorsement from national pro-choice group (NARAL)

    05/22/2019 6:12:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    WDRB ^ | May 20, 2019
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear picked up a key endorsement the day before voters head to the polls. NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Beshear on Monday, saying he's "always been there to defend Kentuckians' rights and freedoms." “Now more than ever, as women’s fundamental freedoms are under attack, Kentuckians need their leaders to fight to protect reproductive rights," Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said in a news release. "Kentucky is one of several states that passed an extreme ban on abortion this year, criminalizing abortion before many women even know they’re pregnant, in large part...
  • EU Pres Juncker:“These Stupid Nationalists Are in Love with Their Own Countries”

    05/22/2019 6:01:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    Gateway ^ | 5-22-2019 | Jim Hoft
    Juncker went off on nationalists today in a CNN interview saying, “These populist, nationalists, stupid nationalists, they are in love with their own countries,” Juncker told CNN in his Brussels office.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 23 May 2019

    05/22/2019 6:00:31 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 90 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ BAR STAR Army Staff Sgt. Miguel Matias navigates an obstacle during the Best Medic Competition at Fort Bragg, NC, July 25, 2018. Matias is assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Army photo by Spc. John Lytle Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. MASK RINSE Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Arce rinses a gas mask at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug....
  • America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals.

    05/22/2019 5:38:01 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2019 | arhad Manjoo
    [snip] At every level of government, our representatives, nearly all of them Democrats, prove inadequate and unresponsive to the challenges at hand. Witness last week’s embarrassment, when California lawmakers used a sketchy parliamentary maneuver to knife Senate Bill 50, an ambitious effort to undo restrictive local zoning rules and increase the supply of housing. It was another chapter in a dismal saga of Nimbyist urban mismanagement that is crushing American cities. Not-in-my-backyardism is a bipartisan sentiment, but because the largest American cities are populated and run by Democrats — many in states under complete Democratic control — this sort of...
  • Worst product failures, from Coca-Cola’s New Coke to Microsoft's Zune

    05/22/2019 5:05:32 PM PDT · by nickedknack · 51 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 22, 2019 | Katharine Lam
    New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders, but the soft drink company is now bringing back the item for a limited time as a partnership with the Netflix series “Stranger Things.” New Coke’s revival brought back memories of other product failures from major companies in the past. Here are some memorable blunders.