US Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 6 minutes ago
“Officials describe their efforts as more aggressive than they would have contemplated a few years ago”
The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times. Officials that the publication spoke with characterized the moves as a warning to Russia that the US is willing to operate...
Donald Trump attacks Sadiq Khan in tweets over London deaths
Via: Bob Nelson • World News • 1 Comments • 29 minutes ago
“US leader calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three men killed in separate attacks in 24 hours”
The row between Donald Trump and Sadiq Khan has escalated again after the US president called the London mayor “a disaster” in response to violence in the capital, where three men have been killed in separate attacks in less than 24 hours. Retweeting a post by right-wing commentator Katie...
The Best People review: how Trump flooded the swamp
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 53 minutes ago
“The swamp remains fetid. Just blocks away from the White House, the Trump International Hotel hoovers greenbacks from foreign governments. On the...”
So much for America First and the emoluments clause. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, together with Elaine Chao, his wife and Trump’s secretary of transportation, have transformed their day jobs into a taxpayer-funded family business. Chao...
Blue State Blues: Conservatives Face ‘The Great Shunning’ over Trump
Via: Heartland American • America the beautiful is being destroyed by hate, racist, and the destruction of the middle class 🇺🇸 • 1 Comments • 1 Like • an hour ago
“Breitbart News revealed Thursday evening that Facebook has developed a method of labeling individuals as “hate agents.” That method apparently...”
3:28 One of the most powerful forces shaping the 2020 presidential election, and American society in general, is what I call “The Great Shunning”: the intense pressure of “enlightened” public opinion on conservatives and Trump supporters. By now we are used to the spectacle of people being...
Pinterest Blacklists PJ Media, Other Conservative Sites and This Is Just the Tip of the Censorship Iceberg
Via: Heartland American • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 4 hours ago
“What was revealed at Pinterest this week, however, is just the tip of the censorship iceberg—and things will likely only get worse as our nation...”
This week we learned from a brave whistleblower that Pinterest, a site known primarily for recipes and home decorating ideas, is blocking content from websites that their Orwellian-monikered Trust and Safety team in San Francisco find offensive—by dishonestly labeling them as po*n sites. PJ...
How to fight back against leftist censorship
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 4 hours ago
“No one told us that Facebook would be working with gay activist organizations or that YouTube would be working with the SPLC. Had we known this up...”
We all know about the leftist leanings of the so-called masters of the universe, the internet giants. We all know about the discriminatory treatment that many of us on the right are experiencing. The question is: How do we respond? Do we pick up our marbles and leave? Do we build our own...
This viral Schwarzenegger deepfake isn't just entertaining. It's a warning.
Via: Perrie Halpern • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 1 Like • 2 hours ago
“The emergence of fake videos have become a sort of test run and public service announcement, heightening public awareness of deepfake technology.”
By Ben Collins The video starts like dozens of others on YouTube — with former “Saturday Night Live” star Bill Hader offering up a celebrity impression, this time of Arnold Schwarzenegger. The impression is spot-on, but that’s not why the video has almost 6 million views in the last month....
Founders Offer Wisdom for Protecting America from Fake News
Via: Don Overton • News & Politics • 0 Comments • 7 hours ago
“Not unlike our own moment, many worried about foreign powers seducing the nation and also about the vulnerability of citizens to deceit and...”
In the early moments of the American republic, the nation’s sovereignty and security presented no small worry to the founders. In the 1790s, independence was in its fragile infancy, a nascent experiment threatened by the former mother country; and the French Revolution created anxiety those...
Mexico releases full text of migration agreement that Trump inadvertently flashed to cameras
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 5 Comments • 1 Like • 6 hours ago
“Trump had flashed a folded copy of the deal to reporters this week, and said it’s “the agreement that everybody says I don’t have.”...”
Mexico on Friday released a copy of a supplementary agreement to stop migrant flows into the U.S. -- days after Trump inadvertently flashed parts of the deal to cameras. The June 7 deal will require migrants moving to the border via Mexico to seek asylum there, and for Mexico to identify...
California lawmaker criticized for only inviting Christians to town hall
Via: pat wilson • News & Politics • 22 Comments • 1 Like • 2 hours ago
“"I am wondering what this says about who he truly represents," she added.”
A Republican lawmaker recently elected to the California state Senate sparked criticism this week for only appearing to invite Christians to a town hall, Action News Now reported Friday. Brian Dahle, an assemblyman and farmer from Bieber, won a special election for a California Senate seat...
Woman charged with raping female roommate at Susquehanna University
Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉ • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 1 Like • 12 hours ago
A Bronx co-ed has been charged with raping her female roommate at Susquehanna University, police said. Pratigya Thakur, a 19-year-old sophomore, was arrested Monday on charges of rape, indecent assault and harassment in connection with the alleged May 16 attack at the school in Selinsgrove,...
Iran: America's Latest Drive for War
Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉ • Op/Ed • 20 Comments • 2 Likes • 8 hours ago
This week, two oil tankers exploded in the Persian Gulf, reportedly as a result of a limpet mine attack. Neither tanker flew a US flag. One was Panama-flagged, and the other was Marshall Islands-flagged. No one was killed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo immediately accused the Iranian regime of...
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents
Via: Atheist • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 14 hours ago
“"I think you might want to listen, there isn't anything wrong with listening," Trump continued. "If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and...”
More nauseating mouth garbage from this massive, lying, criminal POS: "I'll tell you what, I've seen a lot of things over my life. I don't think in my whole life I've ever called the FBI. In my whole life. You don't call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,"...
Opinion Donald Trump In revering Trump, the religious right has laid bare its hypocrisy
Via: Don Overton • News & Politics • 0 Comments • 16 hours ago
“The evangelical fortress around the president can look like a problem, but progressives can use that heresy to fight opponents”
he annual anachronism known as the National Prayer Breakfast attracted its usual array of clergy, military, and political leaders in Washington on 7 February. Most prominent of all, of course, was Donald Trump, who used the de facto pulpit to call for outlawing abortion, among other positions...
The Power Of Great Music
By: John Russell • Entertainment • 31 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 hours ago
Post some great music folks STILL - Martina McBride WAKE ME UP - Avicii SO MANY STARS - Sarah Vaughn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-NmVTYThKQ TELL HIM IM NOT HOME - Chuck Jackson
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 7 hours ago
““He used to be kind of like the boob of New York that pretended to be wealthy, or we thought was wealthy, and now he’s just a psychotic,” Letterman...”
‘He’s just a psychotic’: Letterman looks back with regret on his dozens of Trump interviews ...The December 1987 episode launched a decades-long on-screen dance between the two men. Trump would reportedly go on to appear more than 30 times on both Letterman’s “Late Night” and...
Odds 'n ends - June 15th, 2019
By: Bob Nelson • Other • 3 Comments • 2 Likes • 7 hours ago
“Miscellaneous stuff from the Interwebs, brought to you by Bob Nelson -- NO POLITICS! ”
NASA’s Mars orbiter spotted the ‘Star Trek’ logo on Mars and fans are freaking out NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is an incredibly useful tool that allows scientists to image areas of the planet’s surface with ultra-sharp detail. It has revealed many things about Mars and offered insights...
The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization
Via: Buzz of the Orient • World News • 6 Comments • 5 hours ago • LOCKED
“Khamenei made Iran's intentions clear while meeting with students. "You young people," he declared, "should be assured that you will witness the...”
The Mullahs Promise "Demise of Israel" and American Civilization by Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute, June 15, 2019 The Iranian government continues to defy international standards, as it refuses to act as a rational and constructive state, even apart from its repeated malign behavior in...
Power to the people: how Spanish cities took control of energy
Via: Bob Nelson • Environment/Climate • 2 Comments • 16 hours ago
“The ‘sunshine tax’ is dead, and Barcelona and Cádiz are mounting a renewables revival”
After a close fight, Barcelona’s radical mayor, Ada Colau, is expected to take office for a second term on Saturday, vindicating her often-criticised policies, which have included making sure all the city’s municipal buildings and services run on renewable energy. On the other side of the...
Mobil sought to fight environmental regulation, documents show
Via: Bob Nelson • Environment/Climate • 1 Comments • 23 hours ago
“Oil giant Mobil sought to make tax-exempt donations to leading universities, civic groups and arts programmes to promote the company’s interests...”
The documents shine a light on the ways corporations have used their money to buy influence, amass prestige and shape public policy through grants to academic programmes and advocacy groups. The documents come to light as ExxonMobil, formed when Mobil merged with Exxon in 1999, is now facing...
Trump Unleashed Animal Spirits and Then He Crushed Them
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 23 hours ago
“If there was one thing investors thought they knew about Donald Trump, it was that he was on their side. He was the president who was going to...”
Take Treasuries, where 30-year rates -- which rose a full percentage point to as high as 3.5% -- have plunged so fast that they’re all the way back to where they were on Election Day. Equities are still smartly up, but the rate of gain has slowed to where the Trump stock market isn’t much more...
Elizabeth Warren isn’t Hillary Clinton
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 23 hours ago
“How Warren is using many policies to reinforce one message, and a few other notes from our conversation.”
My old American Prospect editor Mark Schmitt had a maxim I always liked: “It’s not what you say about the issues; it’s what the issues say about you.” Mark’s line came to mind while I was interviewing Elizabeth Warren (you can listen to our conversation on my podcast, or read it here). I’ve...
New study finds surprising cure for stress
Via: Perrie Halpern • Health, Science & Technology • 38 Comments • 4 Likes • 28 minutes ago
“By spending a minimum of two hours outside a week, people may see reduced stress and depression, as well as lowered blood pressure and help with...”
Saudi airport camera shows the moment it is struck by missile
Via: Krishna • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“A missile fired by Yemeni Houthi rebels struck the arrivals hall of an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, injuring 26 people, ”
A missile fired by Houthi rebels struck the arrivals hall of an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia, injuring 26 people, a Saudi official said Related: 1. Yemen crisis: Why is there a war? Alarmed by the rise of a group they believed to be backed militarily by regional Shia power Iran,...
TRUMP: ‘Over 400 Miles of Wall’ Will Be Completed By End of 2020
Via: Heartland American • News & Politics • 7 Comments • 1 Like • 14 hours ago
““So the wall is going up, it’s going up rapidly, we’re going to have over 400 miles of wall built by the end of next year,” said President Trump....”
President Donald Trump revealed this morning that his administration will have built more than 400 miles of border wall along the southern border by the end of 2020, and said that the entire wall will be finished soon after. While being interviewed by phone on Fox News’ morning show “Fox &...
Leftists Will Be Leftists
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 129 Comments • 4 Likes • 4 hours ago
“Contemplate the arrogance of asserting that society has reached moral clarity in saying that it is wrong to change laws that deny women...”
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's comments on the pro-life cause and its advocates are illustrative of the left's increasing extremism, militancy and disturbingly intolerant and authoritarian mindset. Someone asked Gillibrand if having a litmus test for judicial nominees would threaten judicial...
By: John Russell • Op/Ed • 25 Comments • 16 hours ago
The premise of this little article is speculative, intended to garner opinions. It is not based on any presently known or existing information. - President Trump has said he would be open to information from foreign sources that might help him during his next election. This caused John...
CNN Justice Reporter: "Troubling" To Probe CIA; "You Don't Do This, The CIA Operates In Their Own World"
Via: Surfs_Up • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday
“"It's troubling because it's not -- you don't do this. The CIA kind of operates in their own world," Prokupecz said of the probe into the origins...”
CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz said it is "troubling" that the Department of Justice is questioning the work of CIA agents. Prokupecz said that "you don't do this" because "the CIA kind of operates in their own world." The CNN personality acknowledged former CIA Director John...
Republicans Hate You
Via: Don Overton • News & Politics • 7 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“Republicans hate a true representative democracy, writes Drew Magary. And if they hate that, then they hate America. And if they hate America, then...”
There’s an election coming in less than two weeks, and before you go cast your vote, I’d just like to remind you of a simple fact, which is that Republicans hate you. Even if you don’t think they hate your guts, I have a surprise for you: they do. Go look in the mirror. You seem nice...
CNN Reporter: CIA ‘Operates In Their Own World,’ You Don’t Investigate Them
Via: Surfs_Up • News & Politics • 2 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago • LOCKED
“the Justice Department is now questioning CIA officers as they review this Russia investigation,”
DON LEMON: You know this New York Times report mentioned that the Justice Department is now questioning CIA officers as they review this Russia investigation, which is? SHIMON PROKUPECZ: It’s troubling because it’s not — you don’t do this. The CIA kind of operates in their own world.
Big businesses paying even less than expected under GOP tax law
Via: Ender • News & Politics • 14 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“Though profits remain up and the economy is strong, total corporate taxes are at the lowest levels seen in more than 50 years.”
Federal tax payments by big businesses are falling much faster than anticipated in the wake of Republicans’ tax cuts, providing ammunition to Democrats who are calling for corporate tax increases. The U.S. Treasury saw a 31 percent drop in corporate tax revenues last year, almost twice the...
ABC News Interview Airing Sunday Night Makes Trump look bad
By: John Russell • News & Politics • 41 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“George S. persists about Trump not talking to Mueller and Trump says he answered "every question" they gave him in writing. George S. then says...”
Not new, and not news to those who have observed the past 3 or 4 years, but still one gets the feeling that George Stephanopolous' ABC News interview with President Trump, which will air in it's entirety as a prime time special this Sunday night, is going to show Trump in a particularly bad...
Senate expressly condemns anti-Semitism, after Democrat-led House 'can't bring itself' to do the same
Via: Vic Eldred • News & Politics • 24 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday • LOCKED
“"This resolution was also prompted unfortunately by the inability of the House of Representatives to come together and vote on a resolution...”
The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday explicitly and unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism, after the Democrat-controlled House abandoned a similar effort in March in favor of a resolution broadly disapproving of all forms of bigotry. The new resolution, introduced by Texas...
But Why Is Guatemala Hungry?
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 11 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday • LOCKED
“What Guatemala needs is capitalism. But what capitalism needs are physical security, property rights, an independent judiciary, political...”
I really, really don’t want to be on the “Nicolas Kristof Wrote Something Dumb” beat, but, Jiminy Cricket! Kristof has taken a trip to Guatemala, with a young woman from Arizona State University in tow. “My annual win-a-trip journey,” he writes. Reporting from Guatemala, he discovers that many...
Trump judicial nominee withdraws amid GOP opposition
Via: Ender • News & Politics • 14 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
Michael Bogren, a Trump judicial nominee, is withdrawing from consideration amid a Republican backlash, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Bogren, who was nominated to the District Court for the Western District of Michigan, faced growing opposition from Republican senators....
How to pick a good watermelon
Via: Buzz of the Orient • Wine & Food • 11 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday
How to pick a good watermelon A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry. By Robin Shreeves, Mother Nature Network, June 4 2018 A ripe, full-of-flavor watermelon is one of summer's joys. (Photo: bondvit/Shutterstock) Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It...
Kellyanne Conway To Reporter On Hatch Act: “Can You Leave, Please?”
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 days ago
Politics Kellyanne Conway To Reporter On Hatch Act: “Can You Leave, Please?” Greg Evans,Deadline 14 hours ago White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is, apparently, in no mood to discuss her alleged violations of the Hatch Act. MSNBC White House reporter Eamon Javers...
Hannity Wants ‘Special Permission’ to Run White House Press Briefings With Ingraham
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 2 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago
Politics Hannity Wants ‘Special Permission’ to Run White House Press Briefings With Ingraham By Justin Baragona,The Daily Beast 7 hours ago With White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders now due to step down at the end of the month, Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and...
Why Boeing May Never Recover From Its 737 Debacle
Via: Bob Nelson • Stock Market & Investments • 1 Comments • 2 days ago
“This is also a story of deception... Throughout the process, Boeing also actively misled the FAA whenever the industry regulatory overseer raised...”
Most of us are familiar with the acronym “FUBAR.” A recent New York Times article on the Boeing 737 fiasco provides a perfect illustration of the concept. We’re now learning that the company “built deadly assumptions” into its newly designed 737 Max aircraft and, specifically, its computer...
The long-awaited upgrade to the US weather forecast model is here
Via: Bob Nelson • Health, Science & Technology • 8 Comments • 2 Likes • 23 hours ago
“It’s been almost 40 years since the model got a new core.”
Weather forecasters need a ton of knowledge and a fair bit of experience with local weather patterns to do their job well. They also need a good forecast model. These computer models take in measurements from weather stations on the ground, satellites in orbit, and balloons in between and then...
Transcript: Bernie Sanders defines his vision for democratic socialism in the United States
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 2 Comments • 2 days ago
“Sanders gave a speech on this in 2015. Now he’s back, calling for a new era of New Deal politics.”
On Wednesday afternoon, Bernie Sanders gave a speech defining democratic socialism at George Washington University. This is the second major speech he has given on this subject, the first being in 2015 during his first bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. A lot has changed since...
Has Tokyo reached ‘peak city’?
Via: Bob Nelson • History & Sociology • 1 Comments • 2 days ago
“You could argue that the world’s biggest city has hit a sweet spot: a flatlining population, pervasive transit and little gentrification. But is...”
Easyturn/Getty Tokyo is often described as crowded, mushrooming, figuratively bursting at the seams. Except, in many ways, it’s not. Unlike many megacities, the world’s largest metropolitan area has largely stopped growing, either in land or population. Where Mumbai, Lagos or São Paulo...
Liberal Wonks, or at Least Elizabeth Warren, Have a Plan for That
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 2 days ago
“The surprising power of evidence-based progressivism.”
Not long ago, political pundits were writing off Elizabeth Warren’s political chances, but recent polling makes her an increasingly plausible contender, and her comeback has been getting her a sudden wave of favorable media coverage. Will she actually be the Democratic nominee? If so, will she...
How social media is shaping what people know — and don't know — about the Hong Kong protests
Via: Perrie Halpern • News & Politics • 52 Comments • 2 Likes • yesterday
“A number of messaging services including Telegram and Facebook-owned WhatsApp were being used by protesters to organize rallies.”
By Arjun Kharpal, CNBC Social media has played an important role in Hong Kong’s anti-government protests over the past few days with protesters planning their moves via apps and mainland China users apparently blocked from learning about the unrest on multiple platforms. Hundreds of thousands...
Anti-Trump Leftists Go Full Conspiracy Theory
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 5 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“See, Trump will try to seize power if he’s not reelected! Bill Maher said it and so did other people with an axe to grind, so it must be true....”
“Everything old is new again,” the saying goes. Styles, attitudes, novelties, etc., they all come back into fashion, at least for a while. The same goes for desperate political talking points, it turns out, as “progressives” dust off a tired, old trope in an attempt to scare their voters to the...
Louis Levi Oakes, last Mohawk Code Talker receives a hero’s tribute when laid to rest in Akwesasne
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 11 Comments • 6 Likes • yesterday
“High military honors from the US and Canada were a part of memorial services as hundreds lined the funeral route”
On Saturday, June 1, hundreds of Akwesasnoron, joined by representatives from the US military and Canadian Armed Forces laid Louis Levi Oakes, the last remaining Mohawk Code Talker from World War II to rest. It was a service befitting a hero. It was a memorial service, military honor, and...
The Army is returning more remains of Native American children to their families a century after they died at 'assimilation school'
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 days ago
The remains of six Native American children who were buried over 100 years ago are being returned to their families as the Army continues its disinterment project at the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery, bringing the total number of children returned to their homes to 11. Starting on Saturday,...
We salute the Native American warriors who go wherever they're needed to honor US military veterans
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 days ago
On a cold February afternoon, a handful of pallbearers pulled the casket of Frankie Reye Alexander from a hearse and placed it over his final resting place at Tahoma Cemetery. A traditional song, "Soldier Boy," echoed from a pair of Yakamas who sang to the beat of a deerskin drum. About 20...
The Left Loves Religion – As Long As It’s Not In Their Way
Via: Heartland American • Religion & Ethics • 22 Comments • 1 Like • 13 hours ago
“Former President Barack Obama in 2008 campaigning in San Francisco – explaining to an audience of enlightened Golden Staters why the rest of the...”
Remember this one? “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them…And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who...
The Worst Patients in the World
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 25 Comments • 6 Likes • 2 days ago
“Americans are hypochondriacs, yet we skip our checkups. We demand drugs we don’t need, and fail to take the ones we do. No wonder the U.S. leads...”
For years, the United States’ high health-care costs and poor outcomes have provoked hand-wringing, and rightly so: Every other high-income country in the world spends less than America does as a share of GDP, and surpasses us in most key health outcomes. Recriminations tend to focus on how...
How a renegade Chinese billionaire became a center of D.C. intrigue
Via: Ender • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 5 Likes • 2 days ago
“Guo Wengui allegedly offered a pair of conservative operatives $9 million for dirt on his enemies’ porn habits and out-of-wedlock children. Now...”
A billionaire at the center of U.S.-China tensions is waging a mysterious legal battle against two D.C. conservatives over a private espionage deal gone bad. The fight touches on a pair of think tanks, a senator’s widow and the capital’s tight-knit group of China hardliners, adding a new chapter...
The Hidden Ocean Beneath Europa’s Frozen Crust May Contain Basic Table Salt
Via: Bob Nelson • Health, Science & Technology • 3 Comments • 3 days ago
“Observations from the Hubble Space Telescope point to the presence of sodium chloride on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa. This is...”
“The potential habitability of Europa’s subsurface ocean depends on its chemical composition, which may be reflected in that of Europa’s geologically young surface,” opens a new study published today in Science Advances. Indeed, this Jovian moon harbors a global-scale, liquid-water ocean...
Are You Sure You Actually 'Like' Your Private Health Insurance?
Via: Bob Nelson • Health, Science & Technology • 51 Comments • 1 Like • 10 hours ago
“In 2018, as millions of Americans borrowed $88 billion to pay for health care, 62 CEOs of health care companies made a combined total of $1.1...”
When I talk to friends, family, and colleagues about Medicare for All, sometimes someone asks, “but don’t people like their insurance?” It’s not hard to see where they got that idea. Even with the Affordable Care Act’s protections against the insurance industry, too many of us worry about dire...
David Leonhardt, Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 3 days ago
Consider: Average life expectancy in the United States has declined over the last three years and is lower than it was in 2010. Median household net worth declined 30 percent between 2007 and 2016 (the most recent year for which the Federal Reserve has released data). The combined net worth of...
The Great Wonk Window
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 3 days ago
“One example is taxation of the rich. Conventional wisdom is still obsessed with the notion that taxing high incomes and/or giant fortunes will have...”
More than six months ago, I wrote a column titled “Elizabeth Warren and her party of ideas,” in which I described Warren as the closest modern equivalent to the role once played by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a serious intellectual turned influential politician. The article was, in effect, a plea...
‘Where is everybody?’
Via: Bob Nelson • Religion & Ethics • 3 Comments • 3 days ago
“The Fermi paradox, seen by Fred Clark”
The New York Times just did another of its long, strange stories about UFOs: “‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects.” (CBS News has a summary here if you want to read a paywall-free version.) As with several similar stories from The Times on this subject, the...
Is it wrong to make fun of a "sitting" president, but, OK, for a standing one?
By: Eat The Press - Do Not Read It! • News & Politics • 5 Comments • 1 Like • 10 hours ago
“"Stop making fun of me. It hurts my golf game!" - Donald J. Trump”
As the newly, self-appointed, "Arbitrator of Good Taste on Social Media", here, at Eat The Press - Do Not Read It, our readers want to know what you think. We don't, but, they do. So, please, take our short meaningless, SENSELESS SURVEY, right now, Brothers & Sistas of the Corn Hole...
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 267 Comments • 6 Likes • 4 hours ago
'I think I’d take it': In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN,Good Morning America 51 minutes ago UP NEXT Trump on whether Don Jr. should have reported Russia email to FBI:...
Kushner Firm's Reported $90 Million In Secret Foreign Investments Riles Ethics Experts
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 2 Likes • 3 days ago
Politics Kushner Firm's Reported $90 Million In Secret Foreign Investments Riles Ethics Experts Mary Papenfuss,HuffPost Tue, Jun 11 7:40 AM EDT Alarmed ethics experts are weighing in following a bombshell report in The Guardian Monday that $90 million in secret...
Immigrant-rights groups ask Supreme Court to delay decision on 2020 census
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 3 days ago • LOCKED
““Given the number of most-watched cases still unannounced, I cannot predict that the relatively low sharp divisions ratio will hold”....Ruth Bader...”
Immigrant-rights groups asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to postpone ruling on their legal challenge to the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census until allegations that the query was intended to bolster Republican political advantages can be heard by a lower court. The...
Knox County DA 'looking into' detective's church sermon calling for execution of LGBTQ people
Via: epistte • News & Politics • 48 Comments • 2 Likes • yesterday • LOCKED
In the hourlong sermon based on an Old Testament passage, Detective Grayson Fritts, also a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church in Knoxville, told his congregation June 2 that he believes that federal, state and county governments should arrest, try, convict and "speedily" execute people...
Ringo Starr talks to Al Roker about Beatles, touring and aging
Via: Perrie Halpern • Entertainment • 6 Comments • 2 Likes • 3 days ago
“Beatles musician Ringo Starr sits down with TODAY’s Al Roker to talk about how the legendary rock band first assembled, his pre-show ritual and his...”
Hillary Clinton Detonates An Atomic Bomb Of Idiocy With Latest Swipe At Trump
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 4 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 days ago
“Thank God, she’s not president. And she never will be. So, what’s this two-time presidential loser saying now about the president? Oh, pretty much...”
It’s been three years now. And Hillary Clinton has shown she still cannot move on from her epic 2016 defeat. She wrote a book about it, “What Happened.” She went on a whine tour for it. She bashed the FBI, the media, the Democratic National Committee, Bernie Sanders, Russia, and James...
Dem Rep’s Constituent Letter: Trump Supporters Are Racist, Ignorant, Religious, And Just Plain Dumb
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 22 Comments • 2 Likes • yesterday
“They just cannot fathom Trump being president. They still can’t, so they’re doing everything they can do to impeach him and remove him from office....”
Remember when there was that brief moment where the Democrats acknowledged that their ranks were too urban, too out of touch, and too regional? If you missed it, that’s fine. This debate didn’t last long. Even the folks who admitted that the Democratic Party was out of touch with voters are now...
For anyone interested in today's Intelligence Committee Hearing on the Mueller Report
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 3 days ago • LOCKED
““One would think the Democrats would simply apologize and get back to lawmaking and oversight but it's clear they couldn't stop this grotesque...”
I Want To Thank Perrie
By: John Russell • Other • 55 Comments • 19 Likes • 22 hours ago
I am creating this article for the purpose of thanking Perrie for everything she does for Newstalkers , and for being a great leader of this forum for 8 years. Lord knows it has not always been easy for her. There are times when the membership, the topics and the comments and even interactions...
Polls Show Israel Advocacy Is Divorced From What Most American Jews Want
Via: Atheist • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 3 Likes • 4 days ago
“A set of new polls show American voters place little value on Israel when determining how to vote, and are far more concerned about rising...”
Since the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, American Jews have organized our political activism around advocating for Israel’s survival. For these past seven plus decades, Jewish institutions such as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish...
Private border wall group ordered to keep gate open
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 5 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago
The builders of a private border wall in New Mexico have been ordered by an international agency to keep a gate permanently open. According to a report in Buzzfeed, the half-mile wall near Sunland Park cut off official access to a levee and a dam and public access to Monument One, a series of...
A California desert town sees surge in migrants as border crisis worsens
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 20 Comments • 2 Likes • 3 days ago
The little boy playing in the parking lot of a Seventh-day Adventist Church here was startled when three U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles pulled in. Favio Ferreira, a 7-year-old from Guatemala, ran inside to tell the others. “Come, come, la migra!” he said....
550 African migrants were just caught in Texas. DHS head says they aren’t being screened for Ebola
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 61 Comments • 4 Likes • 2 days ago
The border crisis is no longer exclusively a problem of illegal Central American migrants. As word spreads of the collapse of border enforcement, the number of migrants from Africa continues to increase. The threat of bringing in dangerous diseases is higher than ever, yet there are no mandatory...
Melania Trump says she'll serve 4 more years as first lady
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 61 Comments • 3 Likes • 2 days ago • LOCKED
“It's a "privilege" and "great honor to serve and I will be here." ”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump says she's ready to serve another four years as first lady if her husband is re-elected. She says, "I love what I do." The first lady revealed her intentions during a question-and-answer period Monday with students at Albritton Middle School at Fort Bragg, North...
White House asserts executive privilege in census fight
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 133 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago • LOCKED
““The president, the Department of Justice, has every right to do that,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said on MSNBC. “They’re asking for...”
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The claim comes as the House...
Candace Owens: Blacks Did Better in the First 100 Years After Slavery
Via: John Russell • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 4 days ago
Far-right commentator Candace Owens says things were far better for the black community in America in the immediate aftermath of the abolition of slavery, claiming it has since been all downhill for African Americans because of “socialism.” Appearing on Fox News’ The Ingraham Angle on Tuesday...
The Viral Sunburn Tattoo Trend Is Seriously Dangerous—Here’s Why
Via: Jasper2529 • Health, Science & Technology • 29 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday
“Sure it looks like harmless summer fun.”
Sure it looks like harmless summer fun. But no matter how you spin it, sunburn tattoos are extremely dangerous and can put you at serious risk of skin cancer. "In order for the stencil, or tattoo, to be apparent, you would have to damage the surrounding tissue enough that it either tans...
Bakery sues Oberlin College after a robbery at the bakery.
Via: Krishna • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“The award on Friday came as a warning to universities that encourage social-justice activism as student protests spill from the campus to the local...”
A jury in Ohio determined that Oberlin College libeled Gibson’s Bakery when students accused the business of being racist.Dake Kang/Associated Press ELYRIA, Ohio — Gibson’s Bakery won more than $11 million from Oberlin College in a lawsuit stemming from protests outside the business in...
Joe Biden: Hey, Forget What I Said about China Earlier
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 17 Comments • 2 Likes • 4 days ago • LOCKED
““China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man . . . They’re not bad folks, folks . . . they’re not competition for us” and “No other nation can...”
Joe Biden now believes that “We need to get tough with China. China poses a serious challenge to us, and in some areas a real threat.” That’s nice. That’s also the opposite of what he said last month, when he declared, “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man . . . They’re not bad folks,...
As Bernie Sanders Leans Into Socialism, His Rivals Laugh
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 7 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“Of the two dozen Democrats running for president, some are ready to sign on to ideas Sanders has pioneered, such as Medicare for All, but none...”
As Bernie Sanders Leans Into Socialism, His Rivals Laugh WATERLOO, Iowa—Making Elizabeth Warren laugh can be tricky. Throwing her off her talking points is almost impossible. Both happened when she heard that her 2020 opponent Bernie Sanders is scheduled to deliver a “major address” today...
Trump Says Secret Deal With Mexico Takes Effect When He Wants
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 4 Likes • 3 days ago
Trump Says Secret Deal With Mexico Takes Effect When He Wants Justin Sink,Bloomberg 20 hours ago U.S. President Donald Trump holds a piece of paper he said was a trade agreement with Mexico, while speaking to the media before departing from the White House on June 11, 2019 in...
Trump says he wants to run against Biden: 'He's the weakest mentally'
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 17 Comments • 1 Like • 3 days ago
Trump says he wants to run against Biden: 'He's the weakest mentally' Dylan Stableford 17 hours ago Trump says he wants to run against Joe Biden: 'He's the weakest mentally' In what could be a preview of the 2020 general election matchup, President Trump unloaded on former Vice President...
Linda Fairstein Gets Slammed On Twitter For Doubling Down On Her Central Park Five Role
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 7 Comments • 2 Likes • 4 days ago
U.S. Linda Fairstein Gets Slammed On Twitter For Doubling Down On Her Central Park Five Role Kimberley Richards,HuffPost 7 hours ago People on social media have amplified their ongoing criticism of former prosecutor Linda Fairstein after her op-ed defending the handling of...
Can US companies solve the Trump tariff problem by manufacturing in the US? It’s complicated.
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 2 Comments • 4 days ago
“Harley-Davidson CEO Matthew Levatich talked with Kara Swisher at Code about US manufacturing in the era of Trump — and trade wars.”
Should United States companies just start making everything in the United States in light of President Donald Trump’s trade wars? Harley-Davidson president and CEO Matthew Levatich says it’s complicated — but once you leave, it’s hard to come back. “To me, innovation comes from know-how,”...
The Moon’s largest crater is hiding something, and astronomers don’t know what
Via: Bob Nelson • Health, Science & Technology • 8 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“Compared to other bodies in our Solar System, Earth’s moon isn’t particularly huge. However, its relatively small size belies one of its most...”
In a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers reveal the discovery of a huge mass hiding beneath the crater. An incredibly dense area under the lunar surface was detected with gravitational sensors, pointing to the presence of something massive lurking below. Before...
Why do bats have such bizarrely long lifespans?
Via: Bob Nelson • Pets & Animals • 3 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“Adjusting for their size, most of the longest lived mammals are bats.”
Ohio Department of Health In mammals, there's a relatively simple relationship among metabolism, body mass, and lifespan. For the most part, as the size of the mammal goes up, its metabolism slows down and its longevity increases. There are exceptions, and we are one of them. We're much longer...
Pete Buttigieg just gave his first foreign policy speech. He offered 5 clear proposals.
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“Buttigieg outlined what he’d do about climate change, Israel, Iran, and war.”
Pete Buttigieg is the first Democratic presidential candidate to actually articulate foreign policy proposals beyond general themes and ideas. In a high-profile address on Tuesday at Indiana University, the South Bend mayor used the opportunity to lay out his worldview, hewing closely to...
Trump publicly opposes using CIA informants against North Korea's Kim
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 2 Comments • 4 days ago
“U.S. President Donald Trump took a public stance against the use of CIA informants to spy on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, saying it...”
Trump’s remarks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House represented a fresh attempt by the president to cozy up to the North Korean leader, a policy that has drawn criticism for seeming to overlook Kim’s autocratic rule. Trump spoke a day after the Wall Street Journal reported that...
Jon Stewart joins 9/11 first responders, family members on Capitol Hill to fight for victim compensation
Via: Perrie Halpern • News & Politics • 25 Comments • 9 Likes • 3 days ago
“The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund was created to help those suffering from 9/11-related illnesses and their families, but with 21,000 claims still...”
M8B Monthly Prediction - 2020 Presidential Election - June 8th 2019
By: Surfs_Up • Politics • 103 Comments • 3 Likes • 9 hours ago
“The Proof Is In The Pudding - Take the M8B Challenge Here”
I have called every presidential election correctly since 2004 but as they say... The proof is in the pudding. so let's get in the kitchen and make another mess :) I'm not going to reveal how I gather the numbers. let's call it proprietary information for now. the numbers...
Supreme Court rejects atheists' attempt to scrub 'In God We Trust' off US currency
Via: Heartland American • News & Politics • 262 Comments • 2 Likes • 39 minutes ago
“Newdow argued in his petition to the Supreme Court that because his clients are all atheist individuals or atheist groups, the government violated...”
Video Show me the motto. The Supreme Court rejected an atheist case Monday to remove "In God We Trust," the national motto, from all coins and currency from the Department of Treasury. Michael Newdow, the same activist attorney who tried to remove "under God" from the Pledge of...
Are there really verses in the Bible that support abortion?
Via: Heartland American • Religion & Ethics • 5 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
“Having responded to the misuse of these verses, let's remind ourselves of this beautiful passage from Luke's Gospel, describing Mary's pregnancy:...”
Many of us know the biblical case against abortion. But are there other verses that bring a different perspective on abortion? On the pro-life side, we note that Rebekah was told that two nations were in her womb, pointing to the personhood and potential of her unborn children (Genesis...
The Infantilization Of The Republican Voter
By: John Russell • News & Politics • 58 Comments • 4 Likes • 3 days ago
Donald Trump does the equivalent of calling his opponents "poopy head", and his supporters cheer. When he describes an opponent as "sleepy" or "dopey" his fans laugh, seemingly enchanted by the cartoon moment. I was listening to a show today, and the pundits started talking about Trump...
DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear
Via: KDMichigan • News & Politics • 15 Comments • 3 Likes • 3 days ago
““Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent,” he said. “90 percent did not show up?” Graham asked....”
The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman...
Donald Trump (and Fox News) are dog-whistling on Joe Biden
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 87 Comments • 6 Likes • 3 days ago
“"Since the end of May, Fox Business Network and Fox News star Lisa 'Kennedy' Montgomery and Fox News prime-time host Sean Hannity have speculated...”
www.cnn.com Donald Trump (and Fox News) are dog-whistling on Joe Biden Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large 4-4 minutes Washington (CNN)For anyone who watches Fox News Channel, it's not at all surprising that its anchors and hosts (with few notable exceptions) talk up President...
Reverend warns Christians against adopting religion according to Trump: ‘Praying for a man preying on many’
Via: Don Overton • News & Politics • 0 Comments • 5 days ago
“Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II afforded Politics Done Right a great conversation on those practicing religion according to Trump.”
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II afforded Politics Done Right a great conversation on those practicing religion according to Trump. I asked the reverend how do we best reach those who are being led astray by their religious leaders, pastors, and shepherds. His answer was quite clear. Barber...
Trump rewrites the First Amendment
Via: Don Overton • News & Politics • 30 Comments • 5 Likes • 2 days ago
“Trump threatens YouTube with regulation for banning fascists. But the coal industry can do whatever it wants.”
You might have seen the story out of Coal Grove, Ohio, last week where the tap water turned bright purple. It’s not as big a deal as it sounds, though. A malfunctioning water treatment valve caused a substance called sodium permanganate to be released into the system, creating the temporarily...
Child Chat About Friendship
By: Enoch • Chaplain's Corner • 60 Comments • 7 Likes • 2 days ago
“"You Can Hear A Lot By Listening". (Yogi Berra) ”
The "Mom and Pop" shop where we have our family vehicles serviced for decades is run by fellow grandparents. The family Matriarch brings her grandchildren to work when they are not in school or summer camp. The daughter, the older of the two always comes to me when I bring my or Mrs. E's car...
Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 34 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt Jeremy Hill,Bloomberg 15 hours ago Gun Seller That Bet Big on Hillary Clinton Getting Elected Goes Bankrupt(Bloomberg) -- Firearms distributor United Sporting Cos. loaded up on guns ahead of the 2016...
Morning Consult Polls Show Trump Approval Plummeting In Key States
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 18 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 days ago
“ according to the Morning Consult polls, Trump’s approval is underwater by double digits in three states he won in 2016 and that he’ll need to win...”
This is not good news for Trump’s reelection hopes. According to Morning Consult’s daily tracking of Trump’s approval in all 50 states, Trump’s popularity in crucial swing states has plummeted since he took office in 2017. For example, according to the Morning Consult polls, Trump’s approval...
Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 10 Comments • 1 Like • 4 days ago
Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua's daughter gets Supreme Court job with Kavanaugh Dylan Stableford 16 hours ago Kavanaugh defender Amy Chua’s daughter gets Supreme Court clerkship with Kavanaugh...
Easy Multiple Choice Answer Movie Quiz for Movie Lovers Posted on the Everyone Loves Movies - Classic to Current Group
By: Buzz of the Orient • Entertainment • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 5 days ago • LOCKED
This is only a promotion for the Quiz and therefore is locked. To see the quiz, to try it, or to just comment, if you are not a member click this link to take you to the Everyone Loves Movies - Classic to Current group and then click "JOIN GROUP":...
Thanks to Trump, the liberal 9th Circuit is no longer liberal
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 7 Comments • 1 Like • 5 days ago • LOCKED
“The president’s recent appointments are tilting the balance of the court toward conservatives.”
President Trump and conservative commentators routinely mock the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit as intolerably liberal: It’s the “Ninth Circus” to Rush Limbaugh, the “Nutty Ninth” to former NRATV commentator Dan Bongino, “a complete & total disaster,” according to the president....
Four in 10 Americans prefer socialism to capitalism, poll finds
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 157 Comments • 2 Likes • 14 hours ago
“Donald Trump has frequently railed against socialism as he gears up to bid for a second term. In April he told a rally in Wisconsin that America...”
Forty percent of Americans would rather live in a socialist country than a capitalist one, with a majority of younger women having this preference, according to a new poll. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York on Sunday. Ocasio-Cortez is an avowed democratic...
Elizabeth Warren Has Lots of Plans. Together, They Would Remake the Economy
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 62 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago
“Ms. Warren could face a difficult path to winning over moderates, but by pushing out so many proposals so early, she is forcing her Democratic...”
As the 23 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination struggle to distinguish themselves, Senator Elizabeth Warren has set herself apart with a series of sweeping proposals that would significantly remake the American economy, covering everything from tax policy to student debt relief and...
What Happened When A Novice Tried Out The Belmont Stakes Horse Race
Via: Vic Eldred • Sports • 8 Comments • 1 Like • 5 days ago • LOCKED
“The buildup to the Belmont Stakes was really exciting. By that time, I’d thoroughly embraced the experience.”
I’d never been to the races, so when an invitation came along to join a group of friends and witness the third leg of the Triple Crown—the Belmont Stakes—I had to do it. On a glorious Saturday spring morning, I boarded the Long Island Rail Road and headed out to the track. By the time I was...
A Conversation With Gregory Peck (1999)
By: Buzz of the Orient • EVERYONE LOVES MOVIES - CLASSIC TO CURRENT • 1 Comments • 5 days ago
If you are able to open the Chinese web site "bilibili" it is your lucky day, because you will be able to enjoy an absolutely wonderful time watching and listening to "The Conscience of Hollywood", i.e. one of its greatest stars. Peck sits on a stage alone and answers questions from the...
Hackers Stole U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Traveler Photos
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 5 days ago
“License plate images and photos of individuals who traveled in and out of the United States were taken in a malicious hack impacting U.S. Customs...”
CBP, which blamed the subcontractor for failing to follow security and privacy rules by transferring the agency’s photos to its own network, operates a database of visa and passport photos as part of a face recognition system and database used widely at American airports despite criticism for...
BBC BACKLASH: ANGER AS BEEB TO BAN WORD ‘TERROR’ – LONDON BRIDGE KILLINGS NOW ‘VAN ATTACK’
Via: Buzz of the Orient • World News • 1 Comments • 5 days ago
BBC BACKLASH: ANGER AS BEEB TO BAN WORD ‘TERROR’ – LONDON BRIDGE KILLINGS NOW ‘VAN ATTACK’ BBC has been accused of ‘sanitising’ terrorism after banning its journalists from using the word ‘terror’ when reporting on atrocities, prompting an outcry from staff and MPs alike. By Joe Gamp, The...
A Drama of Trump’s Own Making Ends With a Familiar Hero
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 2 Comments • 5 days ago
“For nine days, he had his finger on the trigger and threatened to pull. For nine days, he put two countries, entire multinational industries, vast...”
And then, almost as abruptly as it started, it was over. President Trump announced that he was calling off the crippling new tariffs he had vowed to impose on Mexico barely 48 hours before they were to go into effect because he had struck a last-minute immigration agreement — one that mainly...
Donald and the Delusion Discount
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 5 days ago
“Markets are treating Trump as crazy but harmless.”
The events of the past few weeks destroyed whatever credibility Donald Trump may still have had on economic policy. And investors are celebrating. At this point, evidence that Trump tweets are sound and fury signifying nothing is, in effect, good news. Let’s review what happened. First, having...
New York state lawmakers introduce bill to decriminalize sex work
Via: Perrie Halpern • News & Politics • 79 Comments • 5 Likes • 3 days ago
“One state lawmaker said sex workers are "having to face stigma, discrimination and abuse in trying to advocate for their rights to be treated with...”
By Erik Ortiz A group of Democratic lawmakers in New York state introduced a bill Monday that seeks to decriminalize sex work and make it legal to engage in the consensual sale of sex. The bill, which follows similar legislative efforts in other states, including Massachusetts and Maine,...
Will They Ever Leave Him Alone? Christian Baker Jack Phillips Is Being Sued—Again
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 311 Comments • 3 Likes • 3 hours ago
“Now, this is not exactly a life-or-death situation. Nobody is in danger of having anything hurt but their feelings. The guy makes cakes. He's not...”
Remember Jack Phillips, the Christian baker from Colorado who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding? He's being sued again, for the third time, by the same lawyer who tried and failed to take him down last time. CBS Denver: Attorneys for a Denver woman greased the pan for yet...
Rep. Matt Gaetz Goes After 'Prop' John Dean at the Dems' Mueller Show Trial
Via: Heartland American • Op/Ed • 19 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“Gaetz then proceeded to ask Mr. Dean how much money he’s made off accusing presidents of being Richard Nixon, in rebutting an objection to that...”
On Monday, John Dean, the former Nixon White House counsel, testified at the Judiciary Committee Hearing called "Lessons From The Mueller Report.” Dean has no connection to the Mueller investigation but is a CNN contributor who has written a number of anti-Republican books in recent years and...
Gibson's Bakery wins lawsuit vs Oberlin College
By: Vic Eldred • We the People • 14 Comments • 6 Likes • 4 days ago • LOCKED
“ There is no evidence that the Gibsons did anything wrong, unless you consider stopping people from stealing something wrong. That lawful act of...”
Today a jury awarded Gibson's Bakery $11 million for being smeared as racist by liberal bastion Oberlin College.Back in November of 2016, three black Oberlin students attempted to steal a few bottles of wine from Gibson's. When confronted by the owners son, they kicked and punched him. The...
EX-TOP IAEA OFFICIAL WARNS OF CLANDESTINE IRANIAN NUKE SITES
Via: Buzz of the Orient • World News • 12 Comments • 1 Like • 2 days ago
EX-TOP IAEA OFFICIAL WARNS OF CLANDESTINE IRANIAN NUKE SITES Last week, Heinonen made waves when he warned KAN radio that Iran could make enough material for a nuclear weapon in six to eight months. BY YONAH JEREMY BOB, JERUSALEM POST, JUNE 10, 2019 IAEA cameras in Iranian uranium...
People can't figure out how to get in and out of this stunning London infinity pool
Via: Ender • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 1 Like • 5 days ago
Infinity pools are a staple of beachside resorts and high-end hotels - but you probably haven't seen one quite like this. Compass Pools is planning to build a borderless pool at the top of a 55-story London skyscraper providing a 360-degree view of the city skyline. But there's just one...
What would you choose?
By: MrFrost • Op/Ed • 85 Comments • 5 Likes • 3 days ago
“"We all aspire to be something..."”
So, simple question... If you could choose to be any being, what would you choose? Fictional? Non-fictional? Fantasy? Science fiction? Over the eons of time, what would you choose to live as? Mammal, reptile, amphibian... Take your pick...
DOJ investigating 'non-governmental organizations and individuals' as part of 'broad' probe into surveillance abuses
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 118 Comments • 5 Likes • 4 days ago • LOCKED
“"The deeper the dive we take into the Mueller report, we're starting to find out some of the conclusions, and actually some of the facts they put...”
As part of its ongoing "multifaceted" and "broad" review into potential misconduct by U.S. intelligence agencies during the 2016 presidential campaign, the Justice Department revealed Monday it is also investigating the activities of several "non-governmental organizations and individuals."...
Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia
Via: Kavika • Anthropology & Archeology • 30 Comments • 8 Likes • 5 days ago
Indigenous Americans, who include Alaska Natives, Canadian First Nations, and Native Americans, descend from humans who crossed an ancient land bridge connecting Siberia in Russia to Alaska tens of thousands of years ago. But scientists are unclear when and where these early migrants moved...
HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Gives Voice To Ordinary Soviets’ Horror Of Socialism
Via: Badfish H҉a҉n҉d҉ ҉o҉f҉ ҉D҉o҉o҉m҉ • News & Politics • 7 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 days ago
The nuclear glow of the colorless sky in Belorussian Palissia is the most genuinely disturbing cinematography on TV right now. HBO’s “Chernobyl” mini-series is so vividly drab, I almost smell cement particles in my living room. The Soviet small town consists entirely of concrete towers, and the...
'Sick journalism': Trump condemns New York Times revelations on migrant deal
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 6 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
U.S. 'Sick journalism': Trump condemns New York Times revelations on migrant deal Oliver Milman in New York,The Guardian 2 hours 26 minutes ago Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty ImagesDonald Trump on Monday returned to the offensive over criticism of his...
New state ballad honors 20th Maine, despite pro-Confederate objections
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 2 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
““Many of them were great Christian men on both sides. They fought hard and they were fighting for states’ rights as they saw them.””
mainebeacon.com New state ballad honors 20th Maine, despite pro-Confederate objections Mike Tipping 4-5 minutes With Governor Janet Mills’ signature today, the “The Ballad of the 20th Maine” became Maine’s official state ballad. The stirring anthem recorded and performed by the band The...
The Coming G.O.P. Apocalypse Stumbling blind into the age of diversity.
Via: John Russell • News & Politics • 8 Comments • 2 Likes • 6 days ago
“My mentor William F. Buckley vowed to stand athwart history yelling “Stop!” Today’s Republicans don’t even seem to see the train that is running...”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/opinion/republicans-generation-gap.html For much of the 20th century, young and old people voted pretty similarly. The defining gaps in our recent politics have been the gender gap (women preferring Democrats) and the education gap. But now the generation...
LGBT+ pride marches in US interrupted by neo-Nazis and stampede
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 167 Comments • 7 Likes • 3 days ago • LOCKED
U.S. LGBT+ pride marches in US interrupted by neo-Nazis and stampede Tom Embury-Dennis,The Independent Sun, Jun 9 5:05 AM EDT Two separate LGBT pride marches disrupted by neo-Nazis, stampede Separate LGBT+ pride marches in the US were disrupted on Saturday, one by a stampede triggered over...
David Ortiz shot, hospitalized in Dominican Republic
Via: Vic Eldred • News & Politics • 10 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 days ago • LOCKED
“They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him to a medical center, but they did not tell me how he is or exactly where he...”
Multiple people, including ESPN’s Enrique Rojas and Marly Rivera, are reporting that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the leg and hospitalized in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Ortiz’s father said to Rojas, “They called me to tell me that David is injured and that they took him...
Seagull photobombs professor's food porn moment
Via: Bob Nelson • Pets & Animals • 6 Comments • 6 days ago
“Pepperdine scholar photobombed by lobster-hungry bird happy to see picture of roll reversal go viral”
Alicia Jessop knew Friday was going to be memorable, but she didn’t realize it would be a day she would never forget. The 34-year-old sports law professor from Pepperdine University in California had planned a New England road trip, seeking to visit some of the last seven US states she had...
Boris Johnson promises tax cut for 3m higher earners
Via: Bob Nelson • World News • 2 Comments • 6 days ago
“Boris Johnson has promised to cut taxes for around 3 million higher earners by raising the 40p threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 if he becomes...”
The Tory leadership hopeful used the Telegraph to make the case for the cut, saying, “We should be raising thresholds of income tax – so that we help the huge numbers that have been captured in the higher rate by fiscal drag.” Boris Johnson seen this morning June 10 in London. Boris Johnson:...
Trump’s $3.6 Million Ireland Detour Brings Taxpayer-Funded Golf Tab To $105.8 million
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 101 Comments • 5 Likes • 5 days ago
Trump’s $3.6 Million Ireland Detour Brings Taxpayer-Funded Golf Tab To $105.8 million S.V. Date , HuffPost•June 7, 2019 President Donald Trump wrapped up...
Another Multiple Choice Answer Movie Quiz
By: Buzz of the Orient • EVERYONE LOVES MOVIES - CLASSIC TO CURRENT • 1 Comments • 6 days ago
THIS IS A NEW MULTIPLE CHOICE ANSWER MOVIE QUIZ PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS AS A COMMENT TO THIS QUIZ UNTIL FRIDAY OR IT WILL RUIN IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE. BUT IF YOU SEND ME (BUZZ OF THE ORIENT) A PRIVATE NOTE WITH YOUR ANSWERS YOU CAN DO SO IMMEDIATELY, AND I WILL REPLY WITH YOUR SCORE AND...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg praises Brett Kavanaugh for 'making history' by hiring an all-female law clerk crew, marking the first time ever women make up a majority of Supreme Court clerks
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 31 Comments • 2 Likes • 5 days ago • LOCKED
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is applauding Judge Brett Kavanaugh for hiring all female clerks, marking the first time there are more women serving as clerks for the Supreme Court in history. The notorious RBG, 86, praised the latest addition to the Supreme Court on Friday in...
Trump’s breakthrough deal with Mexico turns into a mirage
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 4 Comments • 4 Likes • 6 days ago
Trump’s breakthrough deal with Mexico turns into a mirage 06/10/19 08:00 AM By Steve Benen Donald Trump made an audacious threat a couple of weeks ago, declaring his intention to impose harsh trade sanctions on Mexico unless our southern neighbors “substantially stopped...
UNHINGED Liberal gets out of car and Attacks, Spits on Trump Supporters!
Via: Vic Eldred • We the People • 71 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 days ago • LOCKED
“I was at a Trump Rally in LA this week and this is what happened. Thank God the cops ended up coming! Full video credit goes to patriot Zacharias...”
Southern Baptist Leader Told Student It Was ‘Good’ She Was Raped
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 23 Comments • 7 Likes • 5 days ago
Southern Baptist Leader Told Student It Was ‘Good’ She Was Raped JUNE 3, 2018 BY MICHAEL STONE Paige Patterson, former president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, tells student it was a “good thing” that she was raped....
‘Straight Pride’ organisers revealed to have links to far-right and white nationalist groups
Via: Tessylo • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
‘Straight Pride’ organisers revealed to have links to far-right and white nationalist groups Colin Drury , The Independent•June 9, 2019...
Millennials don’t really care about classic movies
Via: Buzz of the Orient • EVERYONE LOVES MOVIES - CLASSIC TO CURRENT • 1 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
Millennials don’t really care about classic movies By SWNS, New York Post, August 16 2017 Enlarge Image composite; iStockphoto It appears that the “Golden Age of Cinema” has lost its sheen to the young over the years, as millennials are turning their back on...
Trump budget chief wants delay in Huawei restrictions
Via: Bob Nelson • Fools Rush In • 1 Comments • 6 days ago
“The letter, seen by Reuters, said the timetables for the restrictions against Huawei would cause a “dramatic reduction” in the number of...”
The Trump administration’s acting budget chief is asking for a delay in restrictions against Huawei products, according to a letter to Vice-President Mike Pence and nine members of Congress. Washington has put Huawei on a blacklist that effectively bans US firms from doing business with it....
Elizabeth Warren gains momentum in the 2020 race plan by plan
Via: Bob Nelson • News & Politics • 11 Comments • 1 Like • 6 days ago
“The senator’s ‘I have a plan’ mantra has become a rallying cry as she edges her way to the top – but is it enough to get past the roadblocks of...”
Plan by plan, Elizabeth Warren is making inroads and gaining on her rivals in the 2020 Democratic race to take on Donald Trump. The former Harvard law professor’s policy heavy approach made an impression among activists at the She the People forum in Texas last month and was well-received at...
Heroes of the Great Patriotic Trade War
Via: Bob Nelson • Op/Ed • 1 Comments • 6 days ago
“People can’t take America seriously anymore”
I’d like to make an important announcement to New York retailers: NEW JERSEY HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF WHITEFISH SALAD FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT GOURMET MARKETS. What’s that you say? There was no such agreement? New Jersey doesn’t even have any kind of centralized...
Aerospace giants Raytheon, United Technologies announce merger
Via: Perrie Halpern • News & Politics • 0 Comments • 2 Likes • 6 days ago
“The deal would create an aerospace and defense behemoth second only to Boeing Co.”
By Alex Johnson Raytheon Co., one of the world's largest defense contractors, and the aerospace giant United Technologies Corp. announced an all-stock merger on Sunday that would create the second-biggest defense and aerospace company in the United States, behind only Boeing Co. In what they...
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