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The lesson of the substitute teacher who stole Christmas


johnrussell  •  Op/Ed  •  223 Comments  •  10 seconds ago
The principal of Cedar Hill Elementary School in Montville, New Jersey, is apologizing to parents after a substitute teacher told first graders that Santa Claus isn't real. According to a Facebook post by a devastated parent, the teacher told aghast and agog children that, in fact, parents buy the presents, reindeer can't fly, elves aren't real, and the popular Elf on the Shelf doll is just a toy that parents move around. This heartless woman even shattered the illusions...
 

A Survival Strategy for Conservatives


adf-frc-cwa-fair-cis-lc-fan-1  •  Op/Ed  •  40 Comments  •  2 minutes ago  By  livefreeordie
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller racks up the guilty pleas for minor infractions by supporters of President Trump unrelated to Russian collusion while ignoring the crimes committed by members of the FBI, DoJ, and Hillary Clinton, it should come as no surprise that conservatives are playing the wrong game. Even after Republicans won the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives, they acted as if they had lost.  Always on the defensive and forever begging for forgiveness from...
 
Breaking : Federal Prosecutors ‘Concluded that President of the United States Committed a Felony’
 

What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  73 Comments  •  25 minutes ago  By  1stwarrior
In an erudite and timely piece for the New York Times, published just a few days before the midterm elections in early November 2018, my distinguished Columbia University colleague Andrew Delbanco wrote a poignant essay about "The Long Struggle for America's Soul." President Donald Trump walks away after stepping off Marine One, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Washington, DC AP Photo/Alex Brandon In this learned piece, Professor...
 

A Preview of Your Chinese Future


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  3 Comments  •  28 minutes ago  By  muva
Clouds above the Shanghai skyline on July 31, 2014. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images The year is 2049, one hundred years after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Belt and Road Initiative is complete. That does not mean it will stop or disappear. It is concluded in the same way a bridge or a road is built. Its development is finished, and it is ready to start working or operating at full power. Some of the infrastructure projects are truly stunning and now...
 
President Donald Trump's trade war may sink the economy but improve his chances in 2020. The president's tariffs could help him clinch the Electoral College. Volatility in the administration is leading to volatility in the stock market. When President Donald Trump made it sound as though he had worked out a trade deal with China, or at least a temporary halt in the escalation of hostilities, markets rose smartly. When Trump tweeted that tariffs are wonderful and a fine...
 

Thinking about what's right in America


mbfc-is-censorship-tool  •  Op/Ed  •  65 Comments  •  3 hours ago  By  ender
Those who choose to uproot from nations all over the world to come to America and start their lives anew are interested in what is right, not what is wrong. The U.S. is still a land of dreams and opportunity. Amid this holiday season of reflection, I'm thinking about America's future. A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country. Gallup asked the question, "Do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it...
 

Keeping the cold civil war from getting hot


mbfc-is-censorship-tool  •  Op/Ed  •  157 Comments  •  4 hours ago  By  texan1211
We are in the midst of a cold civil war in which two very different visions of America are fighting. Central to the struggle is how we view the U.S. Constitution – one side reveres it as a peerless check on government power; the other, as a document so flawed that it should change rapidly with the times. There's been loose talk over America's ideological divide becoming so bitter that it could lead to armed conflict. A Democratic congressman quipped that if gun owners resisted with...
 

Palin Was Right: 'Drill, Baby, Drill!'


mbfc-censorship  •  Op/Ed  •  117 Comments  •  4 hours ago  By  adf-frc-cwa-fair-cis-lc-fan-1
Like the rooster that takes credit for the sunrise, President Barack “You Didn’t Build That” Obama woke up the other day and decided to take credit for another thing he had nothing to do with. The president who said that companies like Solyndra were the hallmark of a future in which workers drove Chevy Volts, predicted that manufacturing jobs of the past could not be brought back, not only took credit for an economy he didn’t build, but also for the energy boom he opposed which is...
 
Young America's Foundation scored a major free speech victory Monday over the University of California-Berkeley.  After losing a lawsuit filed by YAF, the university must pay the organization $70,000 and rescind policies that discriminate against conservative speakers on campus. "This landmark victory for free expression means UC Berkeley can no longer wantonly treat conservative students as second-class members of its community while ignoring the guaranteed protections of the...
 

A Rare Moment of Unity


mbfc-is-censorship-tool  •  Op/Ed  •  10 Comments  •  5 hours ago  By  adf-frc-cwa-fair-cis-lc-fan-1
Former President George W. Bush speaks at the funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) When President Ronald Reagan passed away in 2004, I was still living and working in the Baltimore-Washington area. Reagan’s passing triggered something not just in me, but in the whole country. Reagan was president when I came of age politically. I was too young to vote for him, but like...
 
Speaking at a function for left wing group Demand Action, the DNC’s chairman complained that Christianity was hurting Democrats because people who go to church tend to be instilled with Republican values. “And I had someone in northwest Wisconsin tell me: ‘You know what? For most of the people I know, their principle sources of information are Fox News, the NRA newsletter and the pulpit on Sunday.’ And it should come as a surprise to no-one that our message doesn’t penetrate,” Tom Perez...
 

Beyond GDP


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  4 Comments  •  5 hours ago  By  xdm9mm
Just under ten years ago , the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up . The title summed it up: GDP is not a good measure of wellbeing. What we measure affects what we do, and if we measure the wrong thing, we will do the wrong thing. If we focus only on material wellbeing – on, say, the production of goods, rather than on health, education, and the environment – we...
 

The Art of the Imaginary Deal


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  2 Comments  •  5 hours ago
Are we going to have a full-blown trade war with China, and maybe the rest of the world? Nobody knows — because it all depends on the whims of one man. And Tariff Man is ignorant, volatile and delusional. President Trump at a dinner meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China, during the G-20 summit in Argentina, on Dec. 1. Tom Brenner for The New York Times Why do I say that it’s all about one man? After all, after the 2016 U.S. election and the...
 
It hardly makes news any more that the US is becoming an extremely unequal country. Each year new eye-popping statistics juxtapose the reality of decades of stagnant wages for half the country’s workers with today’s extreme concentrations of wealth and power. The top three wealthiest billionaires in the US – Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett – now have as much wealth as the bottom half of the US population combined. This is possible because the bottom fifth of US...
 

Capital Takes All


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  1 Comments  •  5 hours ago  By  bob-nelson
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Trump Just Scored Two Big Wins for Unborn Babies


mbfc-censorship  •  Op/Ed  •  140 Comments  •  5 hours ago  By  mocowgirl
No matter where you stand on abortion, what follows is going to upset you. If you believe in the unalienable right of a mother to kill her children, you won’t like what Trump has done. Furthermore, if you believe that the state or society should fund this right and provide unlimited access to abortions, you’re going to be angry. You are also the living embodiment of evil. If, however, you believe in a child’s right to life, this good news is actually a mixed bag. You’ll be thrilled with...
 

Baby It's Cold Outside (Controversy)


johnrussell  •  Op/Ed  •  31 Comments  •  6 hours ago  By  dave-2693993
This has always been one of my favorite winter songs. This is a good version of it too.  [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="wapcRCZd5Zs"] ==================================================== The 1944 Christmas tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside" has been banned by radio stations across the country – and even in Canada – for its lyrics that some say are inappropriate in the wake of the #MeToo movement.   Those against the song say it promotes date rape, describing a man...
 

Racism -- It's Everywhere! It's Everywhere!


mbfc-is-censorship-tool  •  Op/Ed  •  106 Comments  •  7 hours ago  By  vic-eldred
It's sobering how much race dominates the public discourse today. But as long as we're discussing stereotypes, we should note that leftists and elites are the ones obsessed with race, not the flyover Neanderthals to whom they impute this evil. Give it a rest, eggheads. Leftists can scarcely discuss any issue without injecting this toxicity. They imagine it everywhere -- the ubiquitous boogeyman that validates their perpetual vilification of conservatives. (Note: I considered using "white...
 

Palestinians: No Difference Between Hamas and Fatah


buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  13 Comments  •  8 hours ago
Palestinians: No Difference Between Hamas and Fatah by   Khaled Abu Toameh , Gatestone Institute, December 6, 2018 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's hatred of Hamas is far from secret. But Abbas is now defending Hamas because he despises the Trump administration, which has sponsored a UN draft resolution that condemns Hamas. Pictured: Abbas (right) meets with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on May 30, 2007 in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Abu Askar/PPO via Getty...
 

Does The Netherlands Have a Problem?


buzz-of-the-orient  •  Op/Ed  •  10 Comments  •  8 hours ago
Does The Netherlands Have a Problem? by  Judith Bergman , Gatestone Institute, December 8, 2018 According to the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism of the Netherlands, Islamic terrorism has been growing for several years. "Despite stagnating growth, the size of the Dutch jihadist movement is cause for concern," it wrote. (Image source: iStock) "Right-wing extremists are growing more confident. They continue to focus on protesting against the...
 
Social media companies got rich with legal protections as platforms, only to turn around and behave like publishers when conservatives started using their publishing services. Jeremy Carl Louis Farrakhan remains on Twitter, while Jesse Kelly was supposedly permanently banned—then reinstated suddenly, without explanation, after Congress began to sniff around. That pretty much tells you all you need to know about the left’s institutional biases, and why we desperately need...
 

3 ways the women’s movement in US politics is misunderstood


mbfc-censorship  •  Op/Ed  •  265 Comments  •  17 hours ago  By  texan1211
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey after winning the election. AP Photo/Butch Dill A record number of women are headed to statehouses and Capitol Hill in 2019. One hundred women were elected to the U.S. House, which means that at least 121 women will serve in the 116th Congress – up from the current 107. Twelve women were elected to the U.S. Senate. This new record shatters the 1992 “year of the woman” in which five women were elected to serve in the Senate. Media outlets have been quick...
 

The Angry White Male Caucus


bob-nelson  •  Op/Ed  •  19 Comments  •  17 hours ago  By  dulay
When Matt Damon did his Brett Kavanaugh imitation on “Saturday Night Live,” you could tell that he nailed it before he said a word. It was all about the face — that sneering, rage-filled scowl. Kavanaugh didn’t sound like a judge at his Senate hearing last week, let alone a potential Supreme Court justice; he didn’t even manage to look like one. But then again, Lindsey Graham, who went through the hearing with pretty much the same expression on his face, didn’t look...
 
Ok folks this article is about fishing. I'm sure that we have some fisherpeople on NT and they have caught some really really big fish.  Here are the rules to this article.  1. No lies, well no big lies about the ''one that got away'' 2. If you claim a huge fish a photo is required else you be branded as someone that takes liberties with the truth. 3. You cannot use a photo of someone else or one without you in the photo with the fish. If you photoshop one you'll be sentenced to...
 
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