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Philosophy (News/Activism)

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  • Why Did Common Sense Die ?

    06/19/2018 6:48:04 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 35 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As I watched a woman walking on the narrow shoulder of a busy highway with triplets in a stroller, looking annoyed that she has to deal with all this danger and traffic, I asked myself once again, “Whatever happened to common sense?” Then the question we never ask occurred to me: “WHY has common sense died?” In order to answer it, you first have to ask yourself: What IS common sense? Common sense is basically the application of simple reasoning to everyday life. Common sense is not enough for a complex area of specialization. You can’t use common sense to...
  • Sarah Sanders Hits Back at Laura Bush Over Criticism of Border Policy

    06/19/2018 2:21:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | John Nolte
    Press Secretary Sarah Sanders fired both barrels at former first lady Laura Bush during Monday’s White House press briefing. Sanders was asked about an op-ed Bush wrote for the far-left Washington Post, where she compared the necessary and moral separation of migrant children from their illegal alien parents to the Japanese American internment camps built by Democrat president and icon Franklin Roosevelt. Sanders held nothing back in pointing out Bush’s hypocrisy. And, frankly, this law was actually signed into effect in 2008 under her husband’s leadership, not under this administration,” she added. “We’re not the one’s responsible for creating this...
  • Kylie Jenner Accused Of Transphobia For Sharing A Sweet Father’s Day Post

    06/19/2018 9:00:21 AM PDT · by fwdude · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Kylie Jenner wished her dad a happy Father’s Day in a sweet Instagram post and the Internet totally freaked out. Many accused Kylie of being transphobic because the makeup mogul shared a pre-op, throwback photo of her father, formerly known as Bruce Jenner. “So lucky to have you,” the 20-year-old reality star captioned the photo. We do know that Kylie’s father is totally fine with being called “dad,” and has said so on a number of occasions. But that didn’t stop a lot of people from losing their minds. Instagram user mala.vidaaWonder wrote: “if it bothers Caitlyn to still be...
  • David Muir Hails Parkland's Hogg for Handling Haters, Asks How He'll 'Bridge Divide' on Guns

    06/19/2018 8:57:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/19/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    On Tuesday's Good Morning America, fill-in anchor David Muir held a sympathetic sit-down with Parkland activist David Hogg and his sister Lauren to promote their anti-gun activism movement called #NeverAgain. Muir pretended that Hogg had never been nasty to people who disagreed with him politically, and actually asked him what lessons he could share about how to deal with critics, with fellow young people. The short interview started with Muir getting straight to the point, asking Hogg how he’d respond to his critics “who believe” that he’s infringing on their Second Amendment rights. Muir even asked how he'd be the...
  • 'Never Again!' Belongs to the Holocaust— Not an Anti-gun Rights Book and Campaign

    06/19/2018 8:49:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Dov Marhoffer
    I am a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. I am one of a rapidly dwindling number of eyewitnesses to the Nazi Holocaust, the most systematic genocide of all time. Today, misinformed students cynically led by progressives are using that event and its rallying call to confiscate guns and turn them over to government—the exact opposite of the core lessons to be learned. This is so fundamentally wrong no justification can excuse it. Naming a book Never Again!—which is a desperate call to arms—to address drug-addled, video-mesmerized, psychotic, murderous classmates —misappropriates and reverses the central messages and lessons of the Holocaust.
  • FL Senate: Yes, Democrat Bill Nelson Could Be In Deep, DEEP Trouble

    06/19/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Matt Vespa
    In the Sunshine State, Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, is banking on incumbency and gun control to get him over the top. He’s been lucky throughout his Senate career in facing opponents who haven’t been the best, especially during his 2000 re-election campaign. This year is different—and he knew it. Last year, Politico reported that Nelson met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats ahead what will be a true contest. He’ll be fighting for his political life and he needs money. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is term-limited, has tossed his hat into the ring. Despite his recent...
  • Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts

    06/19/2018 7:20:17 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Therapy for Suicidal Thoughts June 16, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Suicide has grown 30% since 2000, and is now a leading cause of death among young people. What can be done? With the memory of suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade in recent news, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released alarming statistics. From 2000 to 2016 there was a 30 percent increase in the age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States, according to a June data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics…. “In 2016,...
  • "The Left Is Almost Done Eating Itself" - Brett Weinstein Maps Out The Fate Of The Left

    06/19/2018 3:32:05 AM PDT · by PCPOET7 · 15 replies
    YOUTUBE WATCHBOX CHANNEL ^ | Jun 12, 2018 | BRET WIENSTIEN
    GREEN WOOD COLEDGE PROFESSOR WHO GOT A DOSE OF WHAT THE LEFT DOES TO THE RIGHT EVERY DAY.
  • GMA Touts Singer’s ‘XXXk You’ Father's Day Tweet to Paul Ryan as ‘Voice of Dissent’

    06/18/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/18/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    As they did last week along with the other networks, ABC led its Monday morning Good Morning America by hyping complaints from Democrats and liberals about the Trump Administration border policy. Correspondent Marcus Moore’s report even touted a celebrity’s curse-filled rant at the GOP without acknowledging the profanity. GMA started off its obsessive negative coverage with a report by White House correspondent Cecilia Vega, noting disapproval from first ladies Bush and Trump. “This is a policy that’s just eating away in terms of controversy at this White House,” Vega hyped, before adding that both Melania Trump and former First Lady...
  • Mrs. Bush Rails Against 'Cruel' Border Separation Policy

    06/18/2018 9:51:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/18/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Trump administration's policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border doesn't sit well with some people, including former First Lady Laura Bush. In a new op-ed for The Washington Post, Mrs. Bush explained why the White House's zero tolerance policy is "cruel," "immoral," and "breaks her heart." Mrs. Bush compared today's policy of separating families to our treatment of Japanese Americans during World War Two.
  • The forgotten carnage of the Revolutionary War

    06/18/2018 9:35:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Bill Federer
    “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes!” commanded Colonel William Prescott, repeating the order of General Israel Putnam, June 17, 1775. Colonel William Prescott’s men were in the center redoubt located on Breed’s Hill, adjacent Bunker Hill, guarding the north entrance to Boston Harbor. Samuel Swett wrote in his “History of Bunker Hill” that as the 2,300 British soldiers advanced: “The American marksmen are with difficulty restrained from firing. Putnam rode through the line, and ordered that no one should fire till they arrived within eight rods. … Powder was scarce and must not be wasted. They...
  • It’s Time to Rethink America’s Failing Highways

    06/18/2018 8:13:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2018 | Robert Poole
    Here are two recent events you might have missed: In March, House speaker Paul Ryan was widely quoted as saying, “The last thing we want to do is pass historic tax relief and then undo that, so we are not going to raise gas taxes.”The next month, in California, Republicans submitted 54 percent more than the required signatures to put on the November ballot a measure that would repeal the 2017 state law increasing gasoline and diesel taxes. Meanwhile, roads in Los Angeles are in such bad shape that it costs the average driver $892 a year in additional vehicle...
  • Turkey Uncensored: Turkey’s Main Fields of Expertise

    06/18/2018 7:29:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil
    Philos Project ^ | September 15, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    In Turkey, a NATO member and a candidate for the European Union, citizens are systematically persecuted or even murdered for having been born non-Turkish or non-Muslim. For decades, the Turkish government and much of the Turkish public have victimized millions of people – Jews, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds and Alevis. Here are six victims whose life stories I hope will give you an idea about what it means to live as a minority member in Turkey. Yasef Yahya, 39, a Jewish dentist from Turkey, was brutally murdered on Aug. 21, 2003 in the Şişli district of Istanbul. Yahya was married...
  • Somali gang continues to terrorize park – in Maine

    06/18/2018 5:20:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | unknown
    Last month, two dozen Somali youths swarmed and attacked two Maine residents in a park in Lewiston, beating them with sticks while laughing, as video of the incident shows. One of the victims was hospitalized, but no charges were filed. Then, last Tuesday, a group of Somalis fired pellet guns at non-Somalis in the same park. A fight broke out and one non-Somali, a 38-year-old father of two, died days later from his injuries. Kennedy Park in Lewiston has become the focal point of such clashes, according to reports. Previously, a 10-year-old girl was jumped and beaten by a Somali...
  • Nearly 220 Texas School Districts Allow School Staff to be Armed(219-221?)

    06/17/2018 9:38:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Nearly 220 Texas school districts allow school staff to be armed for defense of themselves and their students. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that the exact number of school districts allowing armed staff sits at 217. At the beginning of February there were just over 170 Texas districts allowing armed staff, but that number grew as district after district responded to Parkland and other school shootings by changing policies to allow staff to defend their students.
  • Left Wing Adult-Led March for Our Lives Launches Voter Registration Tour (70 states)

    06/17/2018 9:30:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/16/2018 | Penny Star
    A movement sparked by the shooting deaths of 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida morphed into an adult-led anti-Second Amendment protest using the March for Our Lives teens to register voters. The “Road to Change” bus tour started in Chicago on Friday and includes dozens of events in more than 20 states over the summer, including Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
  • It's time to stop saying the words 'Native Americans'

    06/17/2018 9:02:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 98 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    "Native American" is an offensive term, not to the people who it is used to describe, but everyone else born in the United States. The term "Native American" implies the rest of us aren't Native American. Most Americans are in fact native, meaning we were born here or to American parents. Having a group of Americans called "Native Americans" seems to delegitimize the rest of us, putting us on a lower moral grounds than the "Natives". The term "Native Americans" is also ridiculous in that ancestors of these individuals were present before America was formed.
  • Scientists say Trump policies will kill 80,000 people per decade

    06/17/2018 8:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Rick Moran
    The blatant use of science for political gain is not new, but it's clearly getting worse. All kinds of "science" is being used to justify policies that fit a particular political agenda. Case in point: Some Harvard scientists have examined the environmental policies of the Trump administration and concluded that up to 80,000 people a decade will die as a result of political decisions that they disagree with. It used to be that such pronouncements were dismissed as "unscientific." Today, it's front page news.
  • 15 Clues Your Father Might Be a Snowflake (With Gift Suggestions)[Fathers Day Humor]

    06/17/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | Steve Sheldon
    With Father's Day quickly approaching, you may find yourself at a loss as to what to buy dear old dad. If he reads Townhall, then you have it made. However, for the few of you who find yourself in that awkward situation where you suspect your father might just be a snowflake, here's a helpful guide in both identifying telltale symptoms and helpful gift antidotes.
  • Mail reporter infiltrates shadowy Bilderberg summit where the West's power brokers(T)

    06/17/2018 8:34:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/16/2018 | Sian Boyle
    Full Title: Undercover at the world's most secretive society: Mail reporter infiltrates shadowy Bilderberg summit where the West's power brokers set the world to rights Secret conference of the global liberal elite held in luxury hotel on police lockdown for three days Elusive annual ‘Bilderberg Conference’ is always protected by anti-terror police, military and a no-fly zone Attended by figureheads of politics, business, banking, academia, royalty, telecoms, technology For the first time in its 66-year history a journalist penetrated security to go undercover at the hotel 2018 agenda items included Populism, where populist political parties threaten to withdraw from EU...