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  • Hillary in India: A Sari Spectacle

    03/22/2018 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | March 22, 2018 | Doris O'Brien
    One of my liberal friends admitted to me recently that there is a certain virtue to losing gracefully. She was referencing her disappointment with the mean-spirited salvos Hillary Clinton delivered during her recent visit to India, an outburst closer to being disgraceful than full of grace. I’ve been trying to figure Hillary out for almost a half century, ever since I found myself part of an alumnae audience listening to the Wellesley Class of 1969’s graduation spokesperson -- known then as Hillary Rodham -- erupt in condescending anger at the commencement’s guest speaker. Even all those years ago, it was...
  • Broward County sheriff out of public eye while BSO missteps mount in Parkland

    03/22/2018 3:32:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/21/18 | B Norman
    After the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel didn't shy away from cameras, leading news conference after news conference and even going on national television for a CNN town hall meeting on gun control. But as Israel played to the nation, it remained a secret that his own deputies failed to enter the school to stop shooter Nikolas Cruz. Details were also missing on the agency's lack of follow-up to disturbing complaints about Cruz made to BSO prior to the shooting that portended... ....Israel also made that same apparently...
  • Editorial: Data mining not new

    03/22/2018 3:17:33 PM PDT · by calvincaspian · 4 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03-22-2018 | Herald Staff
    The data firm used by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, is taking its turn in the eyes of many as the villain responsible for the apocalyptic outcome of the presidential election of 2016. Others, of course, have included Russia and the Electoral College system, but progressives are especially distressed about this one. That a crude and brutish outfit like the Trump campaign could use their data-mining tools and politically allied platforms like Facebook against them adds extra sting to the wound of the loss.
  • Mueller Corruption Scandal Breaks WIDE Open—Look What Crime He Buried For Obama

    03/22/2018 3:02:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 36 replies ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | admin
    NOTE: Noticed spelling errors in this post have been corrected. NEWS HAS BEEN BREAKING OF RUSSIA-CONNECTED CORRUPTION WITHIN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. BUT—SURPRISE, SURPRISE—IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DONALD TRUMP AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH BARACK OBAMA. Apparently, as Obama’s administration was approving a titanic deal to give Russian companies stock in U.S. uranium, the same Russian individuals were engaged in all sorts of nefarious behavior. Corruption, bribery, and various underhanded activities. We never learned about it, because it appears the FBI at the time was covering it up. And who was responsible for the cover up? Oh, just the...
  • The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough

    03/22/2018 2:25:37 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Time ^ | March 22, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    It’s lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the kids are piling into a pizzeria booth in Coral Springs, Fla., to plot a revolution. “The adults know that we’re cleaning up their mess,” says Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who started the #NeverAgain movement to curb gun violence three weeks earlier in his living room. “It’s like they’re saying, ‘I’m sorry I made this mess,’” adds buzzcut senior Emma González, “while continuing to spill soda on the floor.” Kasky and González are sitting with two more of the movement’s leaders, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin. Except they’re...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Douglas Murray; Brings America A Very Real Warning "Great Speech" [28:25 minutes]

    03/22/2018 2:04:18 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    Douglas Murray via You Tube ^ | Feb 6, 2018 | Conservative Resurgence
    Link to video: Douglas Murray Brings America A Very Real Warning "Great Speech" I haven't watched all of this, but it does live up to what it says, so far, in the title..."Great Speech". And another one I posted by Murray in 2015: Douglas Murray speaks at "The Danish Muhammad cartoon crisis in retrospect" conference
  • Veto This Bill, Mr. President — It’s An Establishment Trap

    03/22/2018 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Rush ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So yet another esteemed member of the journalism community is suggesting that the Mueller investigation shut down. It’s Daniel Henninger at the Wall Street Journal. He believes that it should shut down because it’s on the verge of destroying virtual systems, virtual systematic destruction. This takes me to what I think of this… I guess this is what I think of this omnibus budget bill. We’ve had two hours here of dealing with it. I have taken more calls than usual today because a lot of people are fit to be tied over it and wanted to weigh in,...
  • Citigroup restricts gun sales by business customers

    03/22/2018 12:28:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Citigroup is putting new restrictions on how and when its corporate clients can sell guns. The company said Thursday that it will bar companies that it does business with from selling guns to people under the age of 21 and require customers to undergo background checks for all firearm purchases. Citigroup (C) also banned its clients from selling high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a gun accessory that was used by the shooter that murdered more than 50 people in Las Vegas in October. Powered by The news was reported earlier by The New York Times and confirmed by...
  • What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

    03/22/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Verge ^ | 21 March 2018 | Colin Lecher
    ....Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all. Even if the details of the algorithms are accessible, which isn’t always the case, they’re often beyond the understanding even of the people using them, raising questions about what transparency means in an automated age, and concerns about people’s ability to contest decisions made by machines. {snip} ...Arkansas has said the previous, human-based system was ripe for favoritism and arbitrary decisions. “We knew there...
  • Trump's China tariffs aren't crazy

    03/22/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    3/22/18 | R Newman
    ....Most trade experts see little economic justification for those tariffs, and a bevy of loopholes Trump included.... Trump is on firmer ground with his plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. “The goal is to get China to treat U.S. companies in China the way we treat Chinese companies in our market,” a senior Trump administration official told reporters on March 22. A forthcoming government report, he said, “clearly demonstrates there are unfair practices by China as it relates to their efforts to acquire US technology and to favor their companies over US companies.” Unlike the...
  • A Breath Of Free Speech [Video only]

    03/22/2018 11:27:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-22-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] You probably know by now that if you post a video on YouTube defending the right of women in Europe NOT to be raped by third world migrants it will be flagged as 'hate speech' by fake feminists and then promptly removed by other fake feminists who work at YouTube. It's pretty standard practice now. But in fairness to the fake feminists there are mitigating circumstances. YouTube admitted recently that they removed some videos "in error" because they employed people who haven't been properly trained in the job -- as if you need to trained in common sense. So,...
  • Seriously? Hillary charges Trump using office to 'enrich' himself

    03/22/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/22/2018 | WND
    Hillary Clinton, who once was accused of looting the White House by ordering publicly owned furniture and other valuable items shipped to her personal residence, now claims President Trump is undermining the office for personal gain.
  • State and Local Income, Sales and Property Taxes All Hit Records in 2017

    03/22/2018 10:52:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | 3-22-2018 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - Real state and local income, sales and property taxes all hit records in 2017, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau. State and local governments collected a record $404,509,000,000 in individual income taxes in 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Before 2017, the greatest level of individual income tax revenues collected by state and local governments occurred in 2015, when those governments collected $399,933,270,000 in individual income taxes (in constant 2017 dollars converted using the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator). State and local governments also collected a record $386,153,000,000 in general sales and gross...
  • He Gambles. He Tips Staff. He Eats Alone. All the While, He’s Stocking His Vegas Suite With Guns.

    03/22/2018 10:52:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2018 | Vivian Yee
    Sometimes we see him as other hotel guests would have seen him: as the tall gambler intent on the video poker machine across the casino floor, or as the customer standing in line in front of you at the gift shop, buying snacks, or as the guy you briefly glance at as he waits for you to get off the elevator — polite, unhurried, unmemorable. Link to surveillance videoStephen Paddock, Las Vegas Shooting, Surveillance Video
  • Irrelevant Hollywood Leftist Filmmaker: Mid-Terms Are All About 'Electing the Jury for Impeachment

    03/22/2018 10:48:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    diogenesmiddlefinger ^ | March 21, 2018
    Bloated land whale, leftist kook and notorious waster of good celluloid film stock, Micheal Moore, has a message for the Anti-Trump Resistance forces - Your Mid-Term Vote Is All About Impeachment. At a Town Hall meeting with Bernie Sanders and Lizzy Warren, Moore's epic stupidity was once again, as they say in the moving picture business, the night's feature presentation. “I am optimistic. I have a thread of optimism still in me. I believe we will, in November, see a tsunami of people coming to the polls and after that I hope you, both of you, and the other senators,...
  • New research documents a counterintuitive impact of global warming: sea-ice hazards to shipping

    03/22/2018 10:13:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | March 21, 2018 | By Tom Yulsman
    Human-caused warming is popping the frozen corks that normally bottle up thick sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, allowing it to pour south. Ships plying the North Atlantic Ocean in spring are facing increased hazards from floating Arctic sea ice as a result of human-caused global warming. That might seem counterintuitive, but here’s what’s happening, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters: Warming temperatures are causing ice that normally blocks narrow ocean passages in winter and spring to break up earlier than in the past. Like a cork removed from a champagne bottle, the early...
  • Richard Dawkins To Bring His Atheist Crusade To The Middle East

    03/22/2018 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/18
    Author Richard Dawkins announced a new initiative to bring atheism to the Middle East Tuesday, giving away free copies of his book “The God Delusion” in Islamic countries. Dawkins has long been a critic of all religions, but has been especially vocal in his dislike for Islam, calling it “the most evil religion in the world.” Now, he’s translating several books, including his famous atheist manifesto, “The God Delusion,” into several predominantly Muslim languages: Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian, The Guardian reported. “We are choosing languages, not countries,” said Dawkins. “The pdfs may, of course, be downloaded by anybody in...
  • Experts: Uber self-driving system should have spotted woman

    03/22/2018 9:31:12 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 139 replies
    AP ^ | March 22, 2018 | TOM KRISHER and JACQUES BILLEAUD
    No exerpt. Video of accident at link.
  • South African radical: White farmers should 'leave the keys' when they go

    03/22/2018 9:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2018 | Rick Moran
    We've been covering the ongoing tragedy for white farmers in South Africa for more than a year, culminating in a law passed by the radical South African parliament that expropriates white farmland that's been in the same family for hundreds of years without compensation. Predictably, this has set off a wave of violence against white South African farmers that has led to the death of one white every five days, according to Newsweek: Activists say South African authorities are tacitly approving attacks on the country's white farmers, with one being murdered every five days, and the police turning a blind eye...