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Trump's Rise Was Rooted in These Three Things


By:  @xxjefferson51, yesterday
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Latest By:  @sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom2, 2 minutes ago

Now that the dust has settled, protests have largely come to an end, and Donald Trump has added the title of “president” to his name, it’s worthwhile to take a breath and look back at what transpired over the past 18 months. How did the man that millions laughed at for so many months become President Donald Trump? It’s actually fairly simple when you study it. The Three Factors Fueling Trump’s Improbable Rise To say that Trump’s rise to president was as simple as a three-pronged... 
 
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http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ Experts across the travel industry are warning that masses of tourists are being scared away from visiting the United States, and the loss of tourism jobs could be devastating. By Arthur Frommer Though they may differ as to the wisdom of the move, the travel press and most travel experts are of one mind: They are currently drawing attention to an unintended consequence of the Trump-led efforts to stop many Muslims from coming to the U.S., pointing to a... 
 
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  Hayley Peterson The insane popularity of a single sweatshirt has forced its maker to expand into  four new factories within the last year just to meet the soaring demand. The zip-up hoodie, made by San Francisco startup American Giant, costs $89. It had been on the market for 10 months when a December 2012 Slate article declared it "the greatest hoodie ever made" and suddenly sales exploded. T he pace of growth was so rapid that back-order waits grew to as... 
 
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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article135064074.html   When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and no bystanders, except for some military dignitaries. Owens’ father, Bill, had... 
 
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Trump Derangement Syndrome emerges as a public health issue


By:  @xxjefferson51, yesterday
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 57 minutes ago

Mental health professionals are starting to open up in public about the mental health issues among liberals experiencing Trump Derangement Syndrome. The Los Angeles Times, an anti-Trump paper, published an unintentionally revealing article (hat tip: Instapundit) on the extent and severity of TDS among the affluent liberals on L.A.'s Westside: In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they complain of panic... 
 
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Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless, On Food Stamps And Still White


By:  @dean-moriarty, 4 hours ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, an hour ago

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rachel-dolezal-is-nearly-homeless-on-food-stamps-and-still-white/ar-AAnpKcp?li=AAn4eAA Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month. “There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told  The Guardian.  “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and... 
 
xxjefferson51
Sheriff David Clarke began his closing address to CPAC 2017 as he knew everyone familiar with him would expect, by declaring “Blue Lives Matter in America!” “To what purpose did our Founding Fathers and the soldiers of our great Continental Army strive? Did they work to form the horrible mistake of what progressive Democrats call the Great Society – a place of cradle-to-grave reliance on the benevolent providence of government as the father, the mother, the breadwinner, and the teacher?”... 
 
xxjefferson51
Conservative commentator Sonnie Johnson slammed progressive politics for hurting black business owners and wrecking families in a fiery Feb. 23 CPAC speech at the National Harbor. “What if I told you I actually agree with Black Lives Matter? What if I told you institutionalized racism is real in America?” Johnson said, describing how progressive president Woodrow Wilson believed America would be better “if the races were segregated.” She continued: SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER What if... 
 
xxjefferson51
This week, President Donald Trump did something that most Americans believe is a triumph of common sense. By removing the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy -- which mandated that public schools allow students to use the facility corresponding to their gender identity instead of their biological gender -- he made it less likely that young girls, for example, might be exposed to adult male genitalia. On Twitter, condescending liberals (oh but I repeat myself) decided to... 
 
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Conservative Commentator Gives Advice On Piercing The Liberal Mind


By:  @xxjefferson51, 9 hours ago
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Latest By:  @s, an hour ago

Bill Whittle is one of the most effective conservative speakers in America, and although he did not speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), The Daily Caller News Foundation pigeon-holed the star for an interview. Whittle gave advice on how to pierce liberal mindlessness during the exclusive interview. He likes to first “get them out of their trenches,” by seeing if there is something we can agree on. Then, he helps them see his own reasonableness. Lastly, while... 
 
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CPAC Convention Gets Punked


By:  @jwc2blue, 2 hours ago
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Latest By:  @johnrussell, 2 hours ago

http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2017/02/cpac-convention-gets-punked.html The Conservative Political Action Conference (commonly called CPAC) held its annual convention this weekend. It is a gathering of the most radical right-wing nuts that America has to offer, and needless to say, there were a lot of trumpistas in the crowd. Now these aren't the brightest bulbs on the American political tree, and an anti-Trump activist decided to take advantage of that. He passed out small red,... 
 
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Women with guns: The next threat to the Democratic Party


By:  @xxjefferson51, 9 hours ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 2 hours ago

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Abby Ross never spent time around guns until a little more than a decade ago. "I grew up on Staten Island," she said. "Hunting or gun use was not part of our family traditions." Now she handles guns with ease for hunting, sport and training. And she's one of a growing number of women venturing into the world of guns, either as part of the outdoor experience or for self-defense. Women increasingly have become a profitable new target customer for gun-shop owners and... 
 
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Ali's son detained by immigration at Fla. airport


By:  @kavika, yesterday
Comments:  36
Latest By:  @the-hottest, 2 hours ago

Ali's son detained by immigration at Fla. airport 2 / 17 USA TODAY Danielle Lerner 7 hrs ago   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, were arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Feb. 7 after... 
 
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Egypt Christians flee Sinai as sixth of their kin killed


By:  @krishna, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @community, 2 hours ago

 El-Arisha - Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian inside his home in northern Sinai, the sixth such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials said on Friday, prompting some Christian families to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. The militants stormed the home of Kamel Youssef, a plumber, on Thursday and shot him to death in front of his wife and children in the town of el-Arish, said two officials. A spate of killings by... 
 
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The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team’s Flurry Of Falsehoods


By:  @jwc2blue, 3 hours ago
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Latest By:  @jwc2blue, 2 hours ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-administration-lies-100_us_58ac7a0fe4b02a1e7dac3ca6?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009 The president and his aides succeeded in reaching the mark in just 36 days.   ILLUSTRATION: HUFFPOST PHOTOS: GETTY   To say that President  Donald Trump  has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his... 
 
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Trump decides to skip White House press dinner


By:  @kavika, 19 hours ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 4 hours ago

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner 7 / 18 Reuters By Mike Stone and Andy Sullivan 16 mins ago                 © REUTERS/Yuri Gripas President Donald Trump points to the media up as he walks on the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, U.S., February 24, 2017. WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump announced on... 
 
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French Army Trains Eagles to Fight Drone Terrorism


By:  @krishna, 18 hours ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 13 hours ago

A royal eagle catches a drone during military exercise at the Mont-de-Marsan airbase, France, on February 10, 2017. Photograph by Georges Gobet—AFP/Getty Images Faced with the specter of a terrorist threat from  rogue drones , the French are recruiting an avian ally. At a base in the southwest of the country, a special army unit has for months been training four golden eagles to spot drones and perform mid-air takedowns. Details of the program emerged last week when French media... 
 
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After Watergate, a rule was put into place that, among other things, limited the number of White House officials that could talk to the Justice Department regarding pending criminal investigations; that number was FOUR (4). The George W. Bush Administration changed that number to roughly 800, give or take a few, after which Attorney General Mukasey, returned to FOUR.  That rule IS NOT BEING ENFORCED … to wit Reince Priebus leaned on FBI Director, James Comey, to back off on revealing... 
 
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Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt


By:  @randy, 15 hours ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 14 hours ago

  By REBECCA SANTANA From Associated Press February 25, 2017 10:52 PM EST NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice by the media if terrorism was suspected. While he didn't say "No"... 
 
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Battle for Mosul: ISIS drone obliterates Iraqi army tank


By:  @krishna, 18 hours ago
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Latest By:  @1ofmany, 17 hours ago

Amaq News, which acts as a semi-official news agency for the ISIS has released a new video showing a drone striking an Iraqi tank from the air. The footage, which cannot be independently verified as of publication, proves increasing fears of ISIS’ growing sophistication in modern warfare. (LINK)  
 
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  Churches across the US are fighting back against the Trump administration’s mandate to ramp up deportations with new sanctuary practices of their own, using private homes in their congregations as shelter and potentially creating a modern-day underground railroad to ferry undocumented immigrants from house to house or into Canada. Church leaders from California to Illinois and New York told BuzzFeed News they’re willing to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented... 
 
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Hannity Lashes Out At Liberal Blogger For Hit Piece On Former Co-Host


By:  @xxjefferson51, 20 hours ago
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Latest By:  @xxjefferson51, 18 hours ago

Fox News anchor Sean Hannity called out the “mean soulless a–holes” at Slate on Twitter after the site’s Isaac Chotiner published an “obituary” calling Hannity’s former co-host Alan Colmes a “liberal weakling.” “Only mean soulless a–holes could ever write and print something this vicious, cruel, and heartless,” Hannity wrote on Twitter. “You (are) so ignorant, wrong, and hateful!” The Slate “obituary” was entitled “Alan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, Was Fox News’ Original Liberal... 
 
xxjefferson51
Liberal protesters yelled throughout the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday during Sen. Bill Cassidy's (R., La.) town hall meeting in Metairie, La. Cassidy scheduled the town hall to discuss various issues including immigration, health care, and the economy. However, many people in the crowd would not listen to Cassidy, and instead heckled him and yelled out slogans commonly heard at anti-Republican rallies. Before Cassidy addressed the crowd and took questions,... 
 
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Egypt's Blockade of Gaza


By:  @krishna, 2 days ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 21 hours ago

                      The Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, January 2009. (Source: International Transport Workers' Federation) "We understand Egypt's security concerns in Sinai, but it's time for the Egyptians to reopen the border crossing on a permanent basis, especially in light of the historic relations between Egypt and Palestine." — Salah Abdel Ati, Palestinian human rights activist It is shameful for the Egyptians... 
 
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This picture proves once and for all how important it is to read the label on the can. It shows a mystery woman who reportedly ended up in A&E after confusing her hair mousse with a can of expanding builder's foam. The image, believed to have been taken at a hospital somewhere in Eastern Europe, has been widely shared on social media on Tuesday.... 
 
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