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    AFTER Donald Trump said that he believed that the shooting of the Republicans, including House #3 Steve Scalise,  on Wednesday morning had brought "unity" to the country Steve, in his own way, may have brought some unity to our long-divided country. We've had a very, very divided country for many years. And I have a feeling that Steve has made a great sacrifice, but there could be some unity being brought to our country. Donald Trump said these things through Twitter,   Donald J. Trump ‏ Verified account   @realDonaldTrump     6h 6 hours ago More Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?...
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    We Don't Need to Create Jobs — We Need to Create Value

    By Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises , 2017-05-30
    An influential left-wing think tank has called for the government to create millions of jobs for those without a college degree, leading to headlines like  The   Nation’s  declaration  that  “It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job.” One fatal flaw of such a plan was exposed in the comments section of that article, when a commentator named Ira Dember pointed out the perverse incentives that would result if the government guaranteed jobs to  only  those without a college degree. Namely, that there is little incentive to undertake the expense of going to college in the hopes of finding employment, when the government will guarantee employment to only those who choose to eschew higher education! But the underlying notion of this proposal — that the government can...
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    Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    By Aeonpax, 2017-05-16
    The usual suspects posting the usual partisan crap. Maybe later on today....but I doubt it.  
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    http://eaglerising.com/30705/democrats-love-the-poor-which-is-why-theyre-trying-to-make-more/ Raising the Minimum Wage Actually Makes Workers Poorer & Demonstrates the Risk America Runs in Allowing Private-Sector Freedom to Be Abolished “The smallest minority on earth is the individual.  Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.”  ―Ayn Rand What Happens When the Government Gives Workers Raises? When individual business owners are not free to run their own businesses, and the government can arbitrarily dictate their costs by giving workers an unearned pay raise, the first thing businesses have to do is to raise their prices to cover those higher costs.  The result of the price increase is that there will be fewer takers for...
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    By JohnRussell, 2017-05-07
          by JR   Republicans have been fighting against minimum wage hikes for as long as I can remember. They are , for all intents and purposes, the reason that , adjusted for inflation, the current minimum wage is worth less than it was 50 years ago. Republicans have generally felt that people who make minimum wage need to improve themselves, and if they improve themselves they will make more money.  This "logic" completely ignores the fact that someone will always be making the lowest wage in a society. That is the point of a minimum wage. Since the concept of a "lowest" wage is unavoidable, it should have a floor underneath it.  Now, today, we see more evidence of the Republicans hate for the poor. As Republicans have been...
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    Cosmos. A true Journey.

    By Randy, 2017-05-06
    Watch. Listen. Enjoy. Learn. Understand. Grow. Become a better human being. <iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bBMcDPV2NrQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> $(document).ready(function(){$('#url-scan-IPaD2A').load('https://thenewstalkers.com/urlscan/parse/urlscan_player/0/bBMcDPV2NrQ/jrYouTube/__ajax=1', function() { $('#url-scan-IPaD2A').slideDown(200); });});
      environment china global-warming president-obama governor-scott-walker katharine-hayhoe congressman-rob-bishop the-palm-oil-industry the-standing-rock-sioux trump-voters        Thanks  to those of you who submitted nominations and who voted.  The four top candidates in each category were selected from the nominees and the poll was  conducted on three internet sites and Facebook. This year’s winners won by landslides. Here are the winners: Hall of Fame  1.  Dr. Katharine Hayhoe ( 91% of the vote) –   an atmospheric scientist at Texas Tech University, she is director of the Climate Science Center. She is an evangelical Christian who believes that science and religion do not have to...
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    Thanks  to those of you who submitted nominations. The four top candidates in each category have been selected from the nominees. Please vote for the ones who you think have most affected the environment for good or ill.  If you will, please post a reason for your vote and a suggestion for suitable gifts for your favorite candidate. The most interesting and humorous gift suggestions will be acknowledged. Voting will close and the winners announced on  March 1, 2017 . Please  put your choice in each category as a comment below or you may vote in a poll at this site. Hall of Fame Nominees 1.  China – for announcing an investment of $361 billion in renewable energy by 2020 (and probably taking the  global lead  in green tech – a sad, missed opportunity for the US,...
    It is important that we recognize those who have most affected the environment by their words and actions.  Each year, this site takes a poll to find those most deserving to be in the Environmental Hall of Fame and the Environmental Hall of Shame. Please send  your nominations  for  each category by e-mail through the “Contact the Author”   link or put it in the comment section . If you would, please include a short reason that your nominee should be chosen and suggest a suitable gift if they win. Nominations  will be taken until January 31st, 2017. The nominees will then be  listed  and this site will conduct a poll to determine the winner in each category.   You may suggest a suitable prize for your nominee. Please be imaginative, as particularly thoughtful or humorous...
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    Charles Krauthammer and Pyromania

    By J.C. Moore, 2016-12-20
      https://i2.wp.com/jcmooreonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/777.jpg?w=539 539w" alt="777" width="300" height="227"> In a recent article, Charles Krauthammer lauded Donald Trump’s cabinet picks as they may destroy the agencies which they have been nominated to head. His article, “ The Trump Cabinet: Bonfire of the agencies  “, reflects his view that Government regulatory agencies should be torched. Like a pyromaniac, Mr. Krauthammer looks on gleefully as a fire he helped create with incendiary articles, lays waste to the agencies set up to protect our health and the environment. He seems particularly enamored with Scott Pruitt, who will likely head the EPA.  As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Mr. Pruitt favored corporations and sued the EPA stop enforcement of...
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         This is a reprint of a  letter to the Wichita Eagle  from Dr. Patrick Pirotte, which explains why renewable energy is important for our future. Dr. Patrick Pirotte, O.D., is a board certified Fellow in the  College of Optometrists in Vision Development  and treats children with vision and learning-related vision problems. He lectures nationwide on the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems in children and on the impact of vision problems on learning and classroom performance. He is a member of the  Citizens Climate Lobby  and is an advocate for their carbon fee and dividend system to ensure a healthy future for our children. The letter below is reprinted with his permission: “I read with interest recent statements by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., about...
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