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  • The Cat That Changed America

    12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 63 replies
    P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to...
  • Professor Obama: Yeah, We Could Be Charting Down The Path Of Nazi Germany

    12/07/2017 12:32:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, this has been said over and over again, but the Left is going to continue to play this tune. We’re not going the way of Germany circa 1939. We’re not. We have constitutional mechanisms that would prevent such a takeover, namely we don’t have an actual official act that would allow the president to assume emergency decree powers after a catastrophic event, such as the Capitol Building being set ablaze by someone. Yet, former President Obama decided to make a warning that the U.S. could be charting down that path at the Economic Club of Chicago this week. It...
  • California AG: What Is the Trump Admin Hiding About its Decision to End DACA?

    12/07/2017 12:16:26 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has led the quest for Trump administration documents relating to its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which delays deportation for minors whose parents brought them to the United States illegally. President Obama introduced DACA in June 2012. It was a controversial move that many on the other side of the aisle said was an overuse of executive authority. Trump announced plans to end the program this past fall, citing those same constitutional concerns. Still, Becerra seems to suspect the administration is guilty of wrongdoing in terms of its own immigration...
  • Franken Resignation Is About Roy Moore, Not Decency

    12/07/2017 11:53:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I got tell you, folks, I’m stunned, I’m surprised, I’m shocked. I thought that Al Franken would try to hang in there for another week. I thought he would try to make it past December 12th because that’s the key date. I told Snerdley that I was all ready for Franken to continue to stay in the Senate, not resign, defy his party. I told Snerdley, I told Snerdley before the program, just to get it on record, why I thought Franken would do that. Turns out I was wrong. Greetings. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh and broadcast...
  • Russian military: mission accomplished, Islamic State defeated in Syria

    12/07/2017 11:31:09 AM PST · by NorseViking · 14 replies
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's military said on Thursday it had accomplished its mission of defeating Islamic State in Syria, and there were no remaining settlements there under the group's control. Russian bombers had used unprecedented force in the final stages to finish off the militant group, a senior Russian officer said. "The mission to defeat bandit units of the Islamic State terrorist organization on the territory of Syria, carried out by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, has been accomplished," Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi, head of the general staff's operations, said on Rossiya 24 TV channel. Syrian government forces were...
  • Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    12/07/2017 11:17:24 AM PST · by Borges · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who changed the status quo and made peace more difficult, by handing the Palestinians enormous leverage in future negotiations and disincentivizing them from making a compromised peace. It had long been American foreign policy to veto any one-sided Security Council resolutions that declared Judaism’s holiest places to be illegally...
  • Washington birth certificates could list sex as M, F or X

    12/07/2017 10:17:35 AM PST · by ZagFan · 65 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | 12-06-2017 | Jim Camden
    In considering a revision of that rule, the department is also proposing the X option to include those who are “intersex, agender, amalgagender, androgynous, bigender, demigender, female-to-male, genderfluid, genderqueer, male-to-female, neutrois, nonbinary, pangender, third sex, transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, and unspecified.” Puck Kalve Franta is a volunteer at the Odyssey Youth Center, an organization that supports LBGTQ youth communities. Raised as a woman, now identifying as nonbinary, Kalve Franta said it feels like lying to check “male or female” on a form.
  • The Electoral College Isn't the Problem: It's Our Education

    12/07/2017 10:05:02 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Adam Carrington
    More than a year after the 2016 presidential election, supporters of Hillary Clinton continue to question that contest’s legitimacy. Apart from accusations involving Russian interference, Democratic adherents see a more homegrown culprit: the Electoral College. This latter offender originates not in Moscow but in Article II of the U.S. Constitution. Through the Electoral College, a winning presidential candidate need not obtain the most votes nationally, as the 2016 election showed. Instead, he only must garner a majority of electoral votes, which the Constitution distributes proportionally among the states according to each one’s congressional representation. While some seek to scrap the...
  • General Electric cuts 12,000 jobs, blames lagging coal demand

    12/07/2017 9:49:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | John Siciliano
    General Electric Co. announced Thursday that it will cut 12,000 jobs from power division amid a global softening of electricity demand and the switch from coal and other fossil fuels. "The plans announced today are driven by challenges in the power market worldwide," the manufacturing giant said. "Traditional power markets including gas and coal have softened. Volumes are down significantly in products and services driven by overcapacity, lower utilization, fewer outages, an increase in steam plant retirements, and overall growth in renewables." The company said Thursday that the cuts will "right-size" GE Power amid the transition taking place in the...
  • Trump asks for emergency stay on accepting transgender military recruits by Jan. 1

    12/07/2017 9:45:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    The Trump administration is asking a federal judge to delay a requirement to begin accepting transgender recruits to the military on Jan. 1. “Specifically, Defendants request that the Court stay the portion of its preliminary injunction requiring Defendants to begin accessing transgender individuals into the military on January 1, 2018, pending a decision by the D.C. Circuit on Defendants’ appeal,” the government wrote in a motion filed late Wednesday. The administration and the plaintiffs have asked for a decision by noon Monday. In October, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked President Trump’s...
  • Bacon used in hate crime: Man gets 15 years in mosque vandalism

    12/07/2017 9:42:57 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 92 replies
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A man who vandalized a Florida mosque in January 2016 and left a raw slab of bacon on its doorstep was sentenced to 15 years in prison on a hate crime conviction, a state attorney’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Wolfe was also sentenced to 15 years of probation, to be served after his prison sentence, Brown said.
  • White House urges Supreme Court to rule against forcing employees to pay public unions

    12/07/2017 9:38:23 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court yesterday to rule against public sector unions in a case involving whether government employees can be forced to financially support labor groups. In a friend of the court brief for the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the White House argued that the practice violated individual union members' First Amendment rights and should be abolished. The case asks whether Mark Janus, an Illinois state government employee, can be forced to regularly pay a "security fee" to his workplace's union as a condition of employment. The outcome is of...
  • New Trial for Self Defense, School Shooting at NAU

    12/07/2017 9:36:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 October, 2015, an 18-year-old student, Steven Jones, was attacked by a drunken mob of fraternity members. One member ran up to Jones and sucker punched him. Jones two friends were on the ground defending themselves. Jones ran to his car and retrieved a legally owned pistol. At least one of the fraternity member ran at Jones, who fired, killing one and wounding two others. The incident was initially characterized as a school shooting. Jones cooperated with authorities.  They charged him with first-degree murder.As more evidence became available, it was learned that everyone Jones shot was legally intoxicated with...
  • In year of chaos, Trump’s boost to economy can’t be denied

    12/07/2017 8:56:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | John Crudele
    President Trump has an ace in the hole that his opponents are forgetting. Again! Despite all the sideshows — the alleged Russian interference in the election, obstruction of justice probes, ringers in Trump investigations and, of course, the president’s big mouth and poor judgment — Trump became president because of one thing: The US economy hadn’t been growing enough to please voters. The sideshows (which I’ll get into later) continue, but the economy looks like it is doing better. So Trump is scoring points on the one issue that matters most to voters. According to the official numbers, the economy...
  • Paedophiles will be sentenced to death in Indian state; minister declares 'they are not human,'

    12/07/2017 8:46:33 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/6/17 | Charlie Moore
    An Indian state has approved the death penalty for paedophiles who rape girls younger than 12. A bill titled 'the punishment method' unanimously passed the Madhya Pradesh assembly on Monday. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan declared: 'People who rape 12-year-old girls are not human, they are demons. They do not have the right to live.' He added: 'There are people in society who can be set right only by severe punishments. [The bill] will deal with them. We will also raise awareness in society against such crimes.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5151219/Paedophiles-sentenced-death-Indian-state.html#ixzz50avGzPx5 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Fact-Checkers: Democrats Just Keep Lying Hysterically About Tax Reform

    12/07/2017 8:36:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Guy Benson
    This reality, and the resulting assignment of an avalanche of 'Pinocchios,' comes as no surprise to our readers -- who've been kept abreast of Democrats' never-ending onslaught of falsehoods, misinformation, fear-mongering and distortions about the GOP's tax reform bill. Fact-checkers have been working overtime to correct the record in an exhausting game of anti-lie whack-a-mole, with the Washington Post's team dishing out 11 Pinocchios to three top Democrats on the ridiculous ""private jet tax break" fairly tale alone. This nonsense is still floating around, promoted by the DNC chairman: Tom Perez @TomPerez #GOPTaxScam philosophy: Let's end tax benefits for colleges...
  • William Bligh: Top 10 Ten facts about the HMS Bounty lieutenant

    12/07/2017 8:29:38 AM PST · by Borges · 41 replies
    Express ^ | 12/7/2017 | WILLIAM HARTSTON
    William Bligh, commanding lieutenant of HMS Bounty and victim of the notorious mutiny, died 200 years ago today on December 7, 1817. 1. William Bligh was born in 1754 and served as cabin boy and captain’s servant on HMS Monmouth from 1761, when he was still only six. 2. His father worked as a customs officer. 3. In 1776, he was chosen by James Cook to be sailing master on the Resolution on Cook’s third and final voyage to the Pacific. 4. At the time of the mutiny in 1789, HMS Bounty was on a mission to find breadfruit plants...
  • Tucker Carlson: Gun Confiscation Proponents Risk ‘Civil War’

    12/07/2017 8:17:11 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Dec 201 | AWR Hawkins
    During the December 4 airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson asked gun control proponent Mark Glaze if he was ready for the civil war that would follow any real attempt to confiscate firearms in the U.S. Glaze is the former head of Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. Carlson’s comments came after Glaze bounced from one gun control idea to another, grasping to find one he could justify. His ideas ranged from background checks–which we already have–to all-out bans on certain categories of firearms. Carlson seized on the push to ban certain firearms and said, “You’re saying ban a class...
  • Illegal Alien Taunts Family With Horrifying Court Room Statement After Raping Woman

    12/07/2017 8:12:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | December 6, 201 | Ben Marquis
    While much of the country’s attention was focused on the astonishing acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer in San Francisco, another illegal immigrant accused of horrendous crimes was being held accountable for them farther up the coast in Portland, Oregon. According to the New York Post, a Mexican national with a criminal record and series of prior deportations and re-entries named Sergio Jose Martinez was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts including assault, burglary, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sodomy, and rape. He remained incredibly defiant and showed no remorse while receiving his sentence. During the sentencing...
  • Sorry, ACLU, Gay is Not the New Black

    12/07/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    No matter how many times the leftist ACLU wants to compare LGBT activism to the blood-bought civil rights of black Americans, there is no comparison. Gay is not the new black.Jack Phillips, a Christian cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has run his business for years according to his religious convictions. He is a gentle, kind and loving soul. He serves everyone, just not every event. In 2012, Jack politely declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. They claimed “humiliation” and “discrimination”; the ACLU was on it like icing on…uhhhh…cake.Thankfully, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came...