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  • It’s Time to Abandon Earth Day

    04/22/2018 8:40:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/22/2018 | Edward Hudgins
    We all want to live in a world conducive to human health and safety. The good news is things have been improving for years. Starting with the big picture, some five decades ago, 45 percent of the world’s population was living in extreme poverty. Today, that number is less than 10 percent. Back then, global life expectancy was 60 years old. It is now around 72, in developed countries, it’s more than 80. Even in Africa, the most impoverished region of the world, average lifespan has climbed from 47 to 60. The annual death rate of children under five years...
  • Semi-nude shooter kills 4 at Waffle House

    04/22/2018 8:29:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/22/2018 | unknown
    Four people are dead and at least seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday morning before a patron wrestled the gun away, according to Metro Nashville Police. The suspect opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike, which is just south of Mt. View Road, police said. Police said he used an assault rifle.
  • Mark Levin: Progressivism & Herbert Croly's idea

    04/21/2018 12:10:51 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 06 2018 | Mark Levin
    The progressives and Herbert Croly’s idea is that we must reject our history and recognize and rally around the views of the elite. Croly tied historical progress with material egalitarianism and wanted to regulate the distribution of wealth. Progressivism emphasizes social engineering and centralized government. This is why you have a war on our culture, because there is no eternal moral order.
  • Far left protesters target NRA lobbyists’ home

    04/21/2018 8:03:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post has a story today about a handful of far-left gun control activists looking to up the ante by making their protests more personal. They’re doing that by protesting at the home of NRA lobbyist Chris Cox and also by targeting his wife’s interior design business.
  • Delingpole: Greenie Reveals His Inner Eco-Fascist – Unleash ‘Regulatory Hell’

    04/21/2018 7:46:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | James Delingpole
    Beneath the warm cuddly exterior of the bunny-hugging greenie beats the heart of a fascist. If you ever doubted it, check out this Vox interview with William T Vollmann. Vollmann is an award-winning author and war correspondent once described as the most “ambitious, audacious writer working in America today” and tipped as a plausible Nobel Prize for Literature candidate. He claims once to have been a climate change ‘denier’ but not any more. The climate change threat is so dire, he believes, that only the most drastic solutions will do: It’s not just what some consumer does at home. It’s...
  • Leading Surgeon Says Violence in Khan’s London ‘Like South Africa’, Predicts ‘Summer of Carnage'

    04/21/2018 7:02:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Virginia Hale
    London’s crime wave will develop into “carnage” come summer, a leading trauma surgeon has predicted, warning ultra-violence in the capital is “the new normal”. Dr Martin Griffiths, a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said soaring knife and gun crime has resulted in London “looking more like South Africa, or inner-city U.S.” with regards to the rate of attacks. “If it was hot weather right now, it would be carnage. When it gets a few degrees warmer, it’s going to be taxing. It’s going to be difficult,” he told The Times.
  • TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline update

    04/21/2018 6:57:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Bruce Thompson
    As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump signed presidential memoranda to revive both the KeystoneXL and Dakota Access pipelines by expediting the environmental review process. The Dakota Access pipeline is now in full operation. TransCanada’s annual report gives us an update on the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • 'Predictable' Obama Praises the Parkland Five(Re:Asinine essay?)

    04/21/2018 6:42:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Former president Barack Obama is a man who exhibits selective outrage based upon how a tragedy can benefit advancing the utopian vision. If an event includes changing "the world as it is" into the world Obama thinks it "should be," the former president will commend whomever he has to. With that in mind, recently, via a piece written for Time magazine entitled "Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez and Alex Wind," Obama praised the five Parkland student-activists who made Time's 100 Most Influential People list. The former president wrote, "America's response to mass shootings has long followed a...
  • Climate Adaptation, Reparation and Restoration(ERF day celebrations!)

    04/21/2018 6:14:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/21/2018 | Paul Driessen
    This Earth Day (April 22) we need to ask whether environmentalism has gone completely bonkers. Back in the 1970s, I skied Colorado’s cross-country and downhill slopes pretty regularly. Some years were incredible: many feet of snow as glorious to behold as to ski on. Other years, like 1977, I’d come around a bend on my XC skis, see nothing but rock in front of me, and just ditch. Who knew the industry I worked for in the later 70s was causing these climate and weather mood swings – even then, long before carbon dioxide levels hit the cataclysmic 400 ppm...
  • D.C. councilman defends Nazis after saying 'Jews control weather'

    04/21/2018 6:05:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | Art Moore
    Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The D.C. council member’s visit to Washington’s Holocaust Museum was meant to be a “conciliatory” gesture to help repair relations after he sparked outrage for saying Jews control the weather. But Trayon White only compounded his problems when he defended Nazis during a guided tour of the museum Wednesday and then left early. D.C. Council member Trayon White White was at the museum viewing a 1935 photograph of a woman surrounded by Nazi soldiers with a sign hanging from her neck that read: “I am a German girl and allowed myself to be defiled by...
  • Democrats Sue Russia, WikiLeaks And Trump Campaign Over Election 'Conspiracy'

    04/20/2018 10:30:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    npr.org ^ | 4/20/2018 | staff
    The Democratic National Committee filed an attention-grabbing lawsuit against the Russian government, WikiLeaks and Donald Trump's presidential campaign that claims they conspired to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The suit — which is unlikely to yield any outcome given the ongoing investigation into Russia's attack and the legal difficulties involved with suing a foreign government — develops a theory about alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russians. "The conspiracy constituted an act of previously unimaginable treachery: the campaign of the presidential nominee of a major party in league with a hostile foreign power to bolster its own...
  • In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

    04/20/2018 9:07:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY
    In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey’s notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night. The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions with Trump that Comey found so unnerving that he chose to document them in writing. Those seven encounters in the weeks and months before Comey’s May 2017...
  • Connecticut Teen Promoting Gun Control School Walkout Encourages All-Day March, (T)

    04/20/2018 8:54:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | Penny Starr
    The teenagers who survived a school shooting in February at a Florida high school that killed 17 people have been the focus of national media attention, including some making the list of Time magazine’s annual World’s 100 Most Influential People. And the Parkland, Florida teens are promoting the second National School Walkout taking place across the country on Friday. But the anti-gun, anti-Trump walkout is the brainchild of Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore in Connecticut. “It is not conservative or liberal,” Murdock, 16, said in an interview with National Public Radio (NPR). “It is just about making sure our...
  • Eric Holder for Prison, Not President(Truly delusional)

    04/20/2018 8:12:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/20/2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Trump could hand-select his 2020 Democratic opponent, he could do no better than former Obama attorney general Eric Holder, the only Cabinet official held in contempt of Congress for withholding documents in the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. He is the poster child for the Deep State corruption that festered under Obama and the politicization of both the DOJ and FBI. The former A.G., who is arguably responsible for the homicide of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, murdered by guns Holder and Obama funneled to Mexican drug lords, is in fact considering such a bid:
  • 'Scandal' Ends 7 Season Run Praising 'Black Power' and Gun Control

    04/20/2018 7:52:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/20/2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    After seven seasons, ABC’s Scandal has finally aired its last episode. Over the course of 124 episodes, the Shonda Rhimes-produced series has pretty much covered every aspect of the liberal agenda. However, as the finale proves, there’s always time to squeeze in a little more, especially when it comes to knocking white male privilege and promoting gun control. I guess it’s better to go out with an insufferable bang than with an annoying whimper. The April 19 finale “Over a Cliff” has the Gladiators facing the threat of life in prison after Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) revealed the existence of...
  • Total Failure: Anti-Gun Activists Failing To Energize Young Voters In Florida

    04/20/2018 7:44:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Matt Vespa
    On February 14, XXX shot and killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Flroida. It sparked a new gun control surge. The Parkland Three—David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, and Emma Gonzalez—are the point people leading the latest anti-gun charge, which has yielded political dividends. Florida increased the age to purchase firearms to 21 and banned bump stocks, the former provision being legally challenged, as it should, by the National Rifle Association. The NRA has also been targeted. In Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott, who carries an A-rating with the NRA, signed a bill that expands background checks, bans...
  • 95% of plastic polluting world's oceans comes from just 10 rivers

    04/20/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | unk
    Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world’s oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research. The top 10 rivers – eight of which are in Asia – accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste. About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources – such as the Yangtze and the Ganges – could almost halve it, scientists claim. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren’t footing the bill, despite claims he...
  • Pro-Gun Parkland Student Dings Obama Essay: 'Seems Asinine and un-American'

    04/20/2018 6:07:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | Debra Heine
    Kyle Kashuv, a pro-Second Amendment student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roasted former President Obama on Twitter Thursday for writing an essay praising only the school's pro-gun control student activists for Time magazine. Seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded at the Parkland, Florida, school on February 14, making it one of the deadliest school massacres ever. On Thursday, Time released its list of the 100 most influential people. It included some Parkland survivors -- but only pro-gun control survivors: Cameron Kasky, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Alex Wind.
  • School shut after Confederate flag-bearing truck gatherings(Snowflake alarm!)

    04/19/2018 9:51:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    seattletimes.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | unk
    Officials say a potential threat has forced the closure of a central Michigan high school where students parked their pickup trucks adorned with Confederate flags outside for two days. Bay City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Bigelow tells The Bay City Times he has canceled classes Thursday at Bay City Western High after being informed about rumors that people planned to confront students. WJRT-TV reports Bigelow said in a message to parents that the “unsubstantiated” rumors involved threats from outside the school district. Six trucks flying or painted with the Confederate battle flag parked outside of the school on Tuesday and...
  • David Hogg Inks Book Deal to Tell Gun Control Story(GAG)

    04/19/2018 9:02:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun control advocate David Hogg and his sister, Lauren, have inked a book deal with Random House with a release date of June 5. The book will center on the gun control movement birthed by the Parkland attack. Entertainment Weekly reports that David and Lauren “have been leaders in the gun control movement that took shape among students, in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.” The siblings’ book “will explore their efforts taking on some of the most powerful forces in Washington and beyond, and will detail their commitment to new legislation aiming to prevent future tragedies.”