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Ted Koppel says the media is anti-Trump

Ted Koppel says the media is anti-Trump


By: Vic Eldred  •  63 comments  •  14 hours ago  •  LOCKED
The msm has finally been called out for what it has become. The criticism comes from none other than Ted Koppel, who put it this way: "I'm terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Timesthese days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we're not talking about the  New York Times of 50 years ago." "We're talking about organizations that I believe have, in...
Mar 20 2:05pm @1.2.11 "..." Actually, I got a pretty decent tax cut.  But then I actually earn an income so I've seen it. Our allies now know that we'll be there when necessary, but they also know that the wallet...
Mar 20 1:34pm @1.2.6 "..." Tax reduction for America. Prison reform. Actually working to secure the border as opposed to the Democrats AND Republicans bullshitting about it for the last 50 years. Effectively...
Either /Or Question : Is Trump Mentally Ill Or A White Nationalist ?

Either /Or Question : Is Trump Mentally Ill Or A White Nationalist ?


By: JohnRussell  •  114 comments  •  an hour ago
On Monday, George Conway suggested that President Trump has a mental disorder - tweeting out a photo of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, along with the pages that describe narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. George Conway is the husband of one of Trump's greatest defenders and political advisers, KellyAnne Conway. He is...
Mar 20 1:40pm @14.2.1 Don, please don't take this the wrong way, but I have to admit that I love those emoji's.   They look like someone seriously constipated trying to take a shit.
Mar 20 10:53am @14 Is Trump Mentally Ill Or A White Nationalist ? NEITHER He's just a man doing a job, successfully I might add.
Mar 20 10:51am @13.2 BOTH
Schools across U.S. do a terrible job of teaching about slavery.

Schools across U.S. do a terrible job of teaching about slavery.


By: JohnRussell  •  145 comments  •  8 minutes ago
Research by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017 found U.S. schools are failing to teach the hard history of slavery. Only 8 percent of high school seniors surveyed in the SPLC's report "Teaching Hard History: American Slavery" could identify slavery as the central cause of the Civil War. "It's the equivalent of kids not being able to do division," said Hasan Jeffries, a...
Mar 20 11:45am @10.2.12 "..." What happened in Africa was in fact a major contributor to the issue here was it not?   The Dutch and other slave traders bought the slaves other Africans sold them.  If it were not for the...
Mar 20 11:00am @10.2.9 "..." I have absolutely NO GUILT for what happened centuries before I was born.  Further, I have no guilt for what happened prior to my paternal ancestors coming to this country which was AFTER...
Mar 19 7:30pm @1.2.1 "..." In point of fact, a black was the largest slave owner in Charlestown SC.  A former slave himself.  William Ellison And then there is this from of all places "The Root" "..." Source:...
Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe

Obama WH counsel faces possible prosecution in Mueller-initiated probe


Via: XDm9mm  •  15 comments  •  22 hours ago
Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney  Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller -- a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation. The case centers on lobbying work...
Mar 20 11:07am @3.2 "..." The "witch hunt" refers to purported "Russian collusion" between the Trump Campaign and Russia. All charges and prosecutions thus far have nothing, please allow me to say that once again,...
Mar 20 10:45am @2.1 "..." Intelligent people.
Mar 20 10:38am @1 Of course, being that this is potentially getting right to the Obama White House, it should be buried after the 10 seconds of air time it gets on media networks.
IF 'REPUBLICANS LOSE WITH DONALD TRUMP' IN 2020 ELECTION THEN AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT IS OVER, SAYS GLENN BECK

IF 'REPUBLICANS LOSE WITH DONALD TRUMP' IN 2020 ELECTION THEN AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT IS OVER, SAYS GLENN BECK


Via: JohnRussell  •  78 comments  •  an hour ago
Glenn Beck has suggested that it would be the “end of the country as we know it” if Donald Trump does not win at the 2020 election because of the rise of radicalism and socialism in the Democratic Party. Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, the conservative radio host and author said he had discussed the threat posed by the changing face of the party for the past year, which is now...
Mar 19 7:18pm @5.1.9 "..." I beg to differ.   Once people hear how O'Rourke feels about most things, he'd be lucky to get three votes.  His own and his parents. He's for the following: 1-  Essentially abolishing...
In bid to lower debt load, White House proposes student-loan limits

In bid to lower debt load, White House proposes student-loan limits


Via: Vic Eldred  •  17 comments  •  2 days ago  •  LOCKED
The Trump administration on Monday proposed new limits on federal student loans taken out by parents and graduate students as part of a broader proposal to curb the cost of college. White House officials included the plan in a list of suggested changes to the Higher Education Act, a sweeping federal law that governs student lending. The legislation is getting its first overhaul from...
Mar 19 6:46pm @1.2.5 "..." As opposed to totally dependent on the government?  At least dependence on employers is private money as opposed to coming out of the taxpayers pockets. Besides, employers have a...
Mar 19 6:42pm @1.2.4 "..." Please advice him to be very cautious where he looks for a job.   From personal experience as a driver, I can tell him (you) that the company mechanics are invariably grossly overworked and...
Oh Those Anti-Vaxxers

Oh Those Anti-Vaxxers


Via: Thrawn 31  •  70 comments  •  43 minutes ago
Mar 19 5:10pm @4.1.19 "..." Except where it's NOT secured like that which is wherever it's being studied....  and they still do study it.
Mar 19 5:07pm @4.1.17 "..." Hi Trout.... I just checked and apparently the military is in fact giving a new type of small pox vaccine.  It's actually a shot as your son noted and not like I had as a kid having the...
Mar 19 5:00pm @4.1.16 "..." Actually, I believe we've destroyed all stocks as they were too old.  We have some virus stashed in super secure locations in the event we need to start up a vaccine program again, but that...
Mar 19 4:18pm @4.1.7 "..." Shingles is most certainly nasty....  and PAINFUL.   But those complaining about the vaccine (Shingrix) are pissing and moaning about the pain associated with the shot.  I can only surmise...
Mar 19 3:28pm @1.1.2 "..." Ok...    So I'm Darth and you're Luke?
Mar 19 2:41pm @1.1 Ok.... Hell hath frozen over.   Thrawn and I agree on something!!! HOWEVER....   I need to make one very minor correction. ASSHOLES have a distinct and viable purpose in life.   The SHITHEADS...
CNN Poll: 7 in 10 say economy in good shape -- and Trump may reap the benefits

CNN Poll: 7 in 10 say economy in good shape -- and Trump may reap the benefits


By: XDm9mm  •  29 comments  •  15 hours ago
By   Jennifer Agiesta , CNN Polling Director Updated 4:18 PM ET, Mon March 18, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/18/politics/cnn-poll-trump-economy-tech/index.html WASHINGTON (CNN)Americans give the nation's economy glowing reviews in a new CNN Poll conducted by   SSRS , and Donald Trump's approval rating may be reaping the benefits. Overall, 71% say the nation's...
Mar 19 2:03pm @7.2 "..." When you twist and spin, yes.   But, regardless of how you try to spin it, Trump's economy is going great. And unlike the improvement under Obama, 1- Trump does NOT have the trillions of...
Mar 19 12:48pm @3.1.3 "..." Your own words, are they not?
Mar 19 12:28pm @3.1.1 "..." Reading can be your friend.  Directly from the posted article: "..."
Mar 19 12:25pm @3.2 "..." Like Clinton winning, that was also claimed over a year ago by "experts": "..." "..."
Mar 19 12:21pm @5.1 "..." They comprise the vast majority of Americans?  Whoudda thunk it. "..."
Mar 19 11:17am @1 Let the Trump haters teeth gnashing begin. As has been said, people are happy with the economy and the benefits they see in their weekly pay with less going to the government.
Federal Appeals Court: DACA Recipients Are ‘Illegal Aliens’

Federal Appeals Court: DACA Recipients Are ‘Illegal Aliens’


Via: 1stwarrior  •  10 comments  •  2 days ago
A federal appeals court  ruled  Wednesday that  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients are  illegal aliens  subject to deportation. The Immigration Reform Law Institute filed a friend-of-the-court  brief  in the case,  Estrada v. Becker , and argued that the Obama administration’s policy did not give DACA recipients lawful presence in the United States....
Mar 19 12:55pm @1.2 "..." I just have to make one minor correction which the writer of the seeded article made; Hilario Yanez, a Mexican ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADER. "..." But at least Yanez is cognizant of the law...
Trump suggests that it could get 'very bad' if military, police, biker supporters play 'tough'

Trump suggests that it could get 'very bad' if military, police, biker supporters play 'tough'


Via: pat wilson  •  295 comments  •  10 hours ago
President Trump in a new interview suggested that his supporters are tougher than Democrats, and that if they actually play tough things could get "very bad." Trump made the comments in the context of an interview with the conservative outlet Breitbart in which he argued that Democrats play a tough political game.  “You know, the left plays a tougher game,...
Mar 16 6:43pm @1.3.64 "..." History is biased?   These are as historically accurate as possible: U.S.S.R.: 20 million deaths; China: 65 million deaths; Vietnam: 1 million deaths; North Korea: 2 million deaths;...
Mar 16 6:01pm @1.3.61 "1.3.54  Freedom Warrior The reality is there are 100 million or more dead as a result of left wing ideologies."  "..." Oki dokie,  I've done a really hard 5 second search for you.  Is something...
Families can sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre: court

Families can sue gun maker for Sandy Hook school massacre: court


Via: Bob Nelson  •  322 comments  •  2 days ago
In a 4-3 ruling widely expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Connecticut’s highest court found the lawsuit could proceed based on a state law protecting consumers against fraudulent marketing. “The Connecticut Supreme Court has blown a very large hole into the federal immunity for firearms manufacturers in lawsuits alleging criminal misuse of the products they sell,”...
Mar 15 4:13pm @5.2.9 [deleted]
Mar 15 3:58pm @5.2.7 "..." Go back and review what I've already posted.  [deleted]
Mar 15 3:45pm @5.2.5 "..." I already told you in earlier posts.   Go review them.
Mar 15 3:44pm @5.1.10 "..." Yes... the AR-15...   which is a SEMI AUTOMATIC rifle no different in function than a Ruger 10/22 or a Remington Nylon and ANY OTHER SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE IN THE HANDS OF THE CIVILIAN...
Mar 15 3:31pm @5.2.3 "..." Claims the master of intellectual dishonesty. My AR platform firearms have many purposes....  and not one of them is to kill as many people as possible.   That's distinctly YOUR...
Mar 15 3:26pm @5.1.6 "..." Semi automatic rifles have been the most popular gun sold since the early 1900's.   Hell, they were 'invented' in the 1880's. And semi automatic rifles are the most owned type in America.
Mar 15 3:19pm @1.2.19 "..." Obviously, you've never been hunting feral hogs, or any of a plethora of other hunting targets. Oh, not "great", but pretty good.
Mar 15 3:17pm @5.2.1 Nor as badly as these poor souls: "..." or maybe these poor people: "..." The simple point is Bob.....   you can't predict exactly what people will do, nor the tools they use to fulfill...
Mar 15 3:09pm @1.2.17 "..." Yep....  as I noted and YOU ignored: "..."
Mar 15 3:03pm @1.2.15 "..." I don't know about "Snuffy", but personally, I can go through a lot more than two, or ten, or twenty, or thirty....   it's all predicated on exactly what one is hunting, where the hunting...
Mar 15 2:42pm @5.1.3 "..." You've confused what is considered military ordinance with common usage firearms. And there are places where you most certainly can fire a bazooka, or drive and fire a tank.  Just sayin....
Mar 15 2:00pm @5.1.1 "..." It most certainly is.  It is that proverbial 'slippery slope' if you will.   There are also those four ending words....   "....shall not be infringed." It's akin to telling people they...
Mar 15 1:56pm @1.2.10 "..." I hope you print it out and display it on the wall of your France flat.
Mar 15 1:20pm @2.5.5 "..." Obviously, you have no experience in such things. Thanks for the fear mongering.
Mar 15 1:18pm @1.2.6 "..." And that's YOUR business how exactly?    If you don't like the freedoms we have in this country, don't come back and piss and moan about it. It really is that simple.
Mar 15 1:15pm @2.5.3 "..." Target shooting, hunting, self defense. Besides, YOU have no bearing telling me what I can or can't own, nor what I should or should not want.  It really is as simple as that.
Mar 15 1:13pm @1.2.3 "..." Where does "NEED" come into play?   There are many 'things' you don't NEED but have. What I own is essentially NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Period, end of story.
Mar 15 1:11pm @3.1 "..." I'm confident a higher court will tell the Connecticut Supreme Court to pound sand.
Mar 15 1:10pm @2.5.1 "..." According to who exactly?  YOU? Laughable.
Mar 15 1:09pm @4 While the Connecticut Supreme Court THINKS it can vacate Federal law and permit the lawsuit to go on, it will be overturned by the Supreme Court of the United States. What they are permitting is...
The Second Coming

The Second Coming


By: Vic Eldred  •  64 comments  •  5 days ago  •  LOCKED
Beto O'Rourke (AKA Beta Dork) is now in the race for President. The man who tried to topple Senator Ted Cruz, spending nearly $80 Million in the process, will now join a crowded field in the Democratic primaries, becoming the 15th democrat to run for President. It is good news for Republican Sen. John Cornyn (the other Texas Senator), up for re-election in 2020. Vanity Fair Magazine...
Mar 15 4:01pm @7.1 "..." I believe he also had a hand in some eminent domain cases helping his father....   and purportedly married into money as he apparently is unable to earn his own.
Mar 15 1:29pm @5 And here's BETO in action: https://youtu.be/euV1HmGm22s
Live Updates: 49 killed in coordinated terrorist shootings at 2 mosques in New Zealand; 3 suspects in custody

Live Updates: 49 killed in coordinated terrorist shootings at 2 mosques in New Zealand; 3 suspects in custody


Via: Tessylo  •  52 comments  •  6 days ago
Live Updates: 49 killed in coordinated terrorist shootings at 2 mosques in New Zealand; 3 suspects in custody   KARMA ALLEN, ABC News   1 hour 9 minutes ago   49 killed in coordinated terrorist attack at mosques in New Zealand Scroll back up to restore default view. Live...
Mar 15 3:08pm @2.1.15 "..." NOT ALL people protesting the removal of the statues were KKK, NAZI's, White Supremacists (btw...  the Supremes were a singing group...  just sayin) and not all counter protesters were all...
Mar 15 2:46pm @2.1.11 "..." To those suffering TDS and wearing blinders, that most certainly is what he said.  Rational thinking people know otherwise, but then rational people don't suffer TDS either.
Illegal immigrant with criminal history arrested in California woman's murder

Illegal immigrant with criminal history arrested in California woman's murder


Via: gooseisgone  •  42 comments  •  3 days ago  •  LOCKED
Sanctuary city policy gets someone else killed.
Mar 15 1:51pm @7.1 Actually, that might come to pass as an ICE Detainer for the killer was DENIED by local law enforcement and they noted the 'law' as the basis.  I believe that could make them legally culpable for...
What President Trump’s proposed budget cuts could mean for senior citizens

What President Trump’s proposed budget cuts could mean for senior citizens


Via: Krishna  •  96 comments  •  2 days ago
The record $4.7 trillion federal budget for 2020 calls for a 5% cut to social programs, including $845 billion from Medicare, $1.5 trillion from Medicaid and as much as $84 billion in Social Security disability benefits. Fellow legislators and others criticized the budget on Twitter, saying such deep cuts to these social safety-net programs would hurt vulnerable Americans who are...
Mar 14 4:19pm @8.1.12 "..." When I had my total left hip replacement in 2007,  there were quite a few Canadians with me in immediate post surgery rehab.   Four had been waiting for almost a year for hip replacement...
Mar 14 3:00pm @6.1.17 "..." Wow...   do you really think that's news? But, do try to stay on topic.   Exactly how is increasing spending a cut?   
Mar 14 2:56pm @9.1.6 "..." RETROACTIVE is PAST TENSE. It seems that if you're going to claim SS Disability, you would actually want to do so as soon as possible.
Mar 14 2:28pm @8.1.6 Then EXPLAIN it in DETAIL using your vast personal knowledge and experience.   That's what I asked for earlier, and you provided absofuckininglutely NOTHING.
Mar 14 2:26pm @9.1.3 "..." Who the fuck is parsing words?  It's RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU TO READ IF YOU WANT TO: "..." If you want it, APPLY EARLIER and you won't lose a fucking penny.   READING is fundamental.
Mar 14 2:11pm @9.1.1 "..." No....   it cuts POTENTIAL future expenditures... NO ONE WILL SEE A REDUCTION IN THEIR MONTHLY CHECK. If someone desires to claim SS Disability benefits, they simply need to do so in a...
Mar 14 2:07pm @8.1.4 "..." Why don't you tell us all with YOUR vast knowledge and experience.
Mar 14 1:30pm @6.1.13 "..." Damn.... My wife said that when she was forced into Obamacare after she lost the plan she liked and the doctor she liked and the premiums nearly doubled for less coverage.
Mar 14 12:55pm @3.2.14 "..." And yet again, immediately below!!
Mar 14 12:55pm @3.2.13 "..." I've always questioned how cutting future 'growth' can be equated with "cutting" anything.   The amounts being allocated are still LARGER than today, just not as large as some want. And...
Mar 14 11:54am @3.2.9 See the post immediately prior to yours.
Mar 14 11:24am @3.2.6 "..." Not necessarily.   The usual response is done several hours or a day later hoping it will be missed and not responded to giving the bullshit the respondent spews the air of truth and...
Mar 14 11:16am @3.2.4 "..." Actually, it was OBAMA that actually DID GUT MEDICARE by BILLIONS.... "..." Source:...
New York appellate court allows Summer Zervos defamation suit against Trump to proceed

New York appellate court allows Summer Zervos defamation suit against Trump to proceed


Via: Atheist יוחנן בן אברהם אבינו  •  14 comments  •  one week ago
A New York appellate court ruled Thursday that President Trump must face a defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, one of about a dozen women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct shortly before the 2016 election.
Mar 14 3:15pm @3 "..." It'll be a long wait.   I'll submit that it will happen AFTER President Trump leaves office in January 2025.
AP, HBO, NBC could be next outlets sued over coverage of Covington Catholic student: co-counsel

AP, HBO, NBC could be next outlets sued over coverage of Covington Catholic student: co-counsel


Via: Jasper2529  •  114 comments  •  5 days ago
The Associated Press and television networks NBC and HBO could be the next three entities sued over their handling of the viral video featuring Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, his co-counsel told Fox News on Tuesday. Todd McMurtry revealed the potential upcoming legal targets during an interview with Fox News just one day after a massive $275 million suit was filed...
Mar 14 3:10pm @5.3.10 "..." Oop's. [Removed] "..." Source:  https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/oct/11/counting-up-how-much-nra-spends/
Mar 14 1:41pm @5.3.2 "..." Here's a hint...   the NRA doesn't make laws.
Mar 14 1:41pm @5.3.1 "..." Frivolous law suits, most certainly.   For example, removing the wrong limb or organ (both of which have occurred) is most certainly applicable to a malpractice lawsuit.   Suing because you...
What we know so far in the college admissions cheating scandal

What we know so far in the college admissions cheating scandal


Via: Sparty On  •  45 comments  •  yesterday
The massive college admissions scam, thought to be the biggest ever prosecuted in the United States , is a harsh reminder that wealthy families can cheat their way to even greater privilege. And some say this scandal is just the tip of the iceberg . Here's what we know so far in this developing case: Who's involved? Federal prosecutors say 50 people took part in a...
Mar 14 2:04pm @4.1 "..." Ruh roh.....  you're not being very politically correct now.
Mar 14 2:03pm @3.2.7 "..." IF they did the work and earned the degrees..... ok. BUT...  it really shouldn't be that difficult to determine if they actually attended classes and did the work themselves or had proxies...
Mar 14 1:58pm @3.2.6 "..." I can say that about my daughter-in-law...   She was straight "A" in HS, got 4.0 in college then did her masters in an accelerated 1 year program at Carnegie Mellon. My son....   well, he...
Mar 14 1:33pm @3.2.2 "..." Damn....  what's happening?   Is 'old age' making us 'old farts' think more alike all the time or what?? 
Mar 14 1:02pm @3.1.3 "..." Any kid knowingly involved should be charged and tried.....  just like mommy and daddy.   Maybe they can do a family stay in prison and share a cell.
Mar 14 1:00pm @3.2 "..." This is even better.... "..." Will they actually look at the grades and if the little ass hats actually attended classes?   Will degrees be rescinded?
K-9 Veterans Day, March 13th...The Dogs of War.

K-9 Veterans Day, March 13th...The Dogs of War.


Via: Kavika  •  20 comments  •  one week ago
Today is K-9 Veterans day. A day to honor the dogs of war used by the US Military. They are on the front lines facing the same dangers as our troops. They protect/guard/search and as always, they are forever faithful.  They give their lives to protect their handler and are due all honors.  Today they are used in all branches of the military. Those that serve with our ''Special Forces''...
Mar 14 11:08am @8.1.3 "..." Very fortunately, I believe that has changed and many handlers can take their friends and companions with them.
Mar 14 10:43am @8.1 Years back, after basic and at AIT (MP), they asked for volunteers for 95D training.  MP Dog handlers.   The only thing that stopped me was the knowledge that the dog I would have trained and...
Greenpeace Founding Member: 'The Whole Climate Crisis Is Not Only Fake News, It's Fake Science'

Greenpeace Founding Member: 'The Whole Climate Crisis Is Not Only Fake News, It's Fake Science'


Via: Keep America Great!  •  64 comments  •  5 days ago
On Tuesday morning, Patrick Moore, a founding member of the environmentalist organization Greenpeace, slammed climate alarmists for promoting a fake emergency. President Donald Trump tweeted Moore's remarks shortly after he made them. "In fact, the whole climate crisis as they call it is not only fake news, it’s fake science. There is no climate crisis," Moore, author of the book...
Mar 14 10:24am @5 "..." The most pertinent five words he spoke.   They are simply the people trying to justify their own existence feeding at the government trough by creating an issue they will need to "STUDY"...
Trump has  Been Pitching for Three Innings and, has started to Balk on Almost Every Pitch

Trump has Been Pitching for Three Innings and, has started to Balk on Almost Every Pitch


By: Galen Marvin Ross  •  39 comments  •  2 days ago
I was watching Chris Matthews tonight and, he said something that made me think of Trumps pitching average since becoming president, if Trump was pitching in the majors he would have been pulled by now. It is about the third inning in Trumps attempt to pitch for eight years, let's face it, he isn't doing all that well at the mound and, it has nothing to do with Mueller, although Mueller has...
Mar 14 10:19am @1.2.7 "..." They have nothing else and it's the only thing that gives their lives any meaning.  If they didn't have their Trump hatred, they would shrivel up and blow away in a soft gentle spring breeze.
Mar 14 10:01am @1.3.3 "..." I did....  maybe you should take your own advice.  See above #1.2.5
Mar 14 10:00am @1.2.5 "..." Galen...   maybe you should actually READ the information in your own fucking links....   From the very first one YOU posted above: "..." NEXT!!!
A photographer captured the last images of Kenya's 'elephant queen' just before her death

A photographer captured the last images of Kenya's 'elephant queen' just before her death


Via: Ender  •  26 comments  •  one week ago
The last photos of one of Africa's great "tusker" elephants have just been released. The photos were taken by British photographer   Will Burrard-Lucas , who last month photographed a   rare African black leopard for the first time in more than 100 years . The elephant, named F_MU1 and whom Burrard-Lucas called the Elephant Queen, died of natural causes shortly after...
Mar 14 10:14am @7.1.4 "..." If that were the case, fine.   BUT, I don't think they've every found a carcass that was butchered for meat.   It's the tusks and feet (for ornaments) that are removed.  The rest is left...
Mar 14 10:11am @5.1.1 "..." I thought so too, but then I checked and found this... "..." Ya learn something new every day.
Mar 13 7:27pm @5 I have to admit that she was truly a regal old girl.   You can see her age by the sagging skin and sunken areas of her skull.  THEN those tusks. The only previous time I've seen tusks of that size...
Trump Grounds All U.S. Boeing 737 Max Planes

Trump Grounds All U.S. Boeing 737 Max Planes


Via: XDm9mm  •  18 comments  •  one week ago
President Donald Trump grounded all Boeing 737 Max airplanes within the U.S. Wednesday afternoon, reversing the Federal Aviation Administration’s initial support of the aircraft. “The safety of the American people and all people is our paramount concern,” said Trump, announcing the emergency order from the White House. Trump added that Boeing is an “incredible company” working “very...
Mar 13 7:20pm @2.1.7 "..." Could be.    That would depend on what they used to "clean" the disks if they DID get the outer cases open. I wonder if the current crop of BB's use 'solid state' type memory.   And then,...
Mar 13 7:15pm @1.2.1 "..." Honestly, I was hoping for a bigger....  MUCH bigger drop.   I was disappointed.    Hell, even if it tanked drastically, like when I bought American Airlines, it would bounce back.   (I...
Mar 13 5:57pm @2.1.5 Air France has Boeing besides AirBus planes.... Also, I believe the 'black boxes' are pretty much universal among all plane manufacturers.
Mar 13 5:26pm @2.1.2 "..." Honestly, I heard that they've requested "European" assistance to get the info.   It's my understanding, that had they admitted that little problem earlier, the NTSB investigators could...
Mar 13 5:07pm @2.1 "..." It was brought out that the Ethiopian "authorities" have admitted that they don't have the technology to get the information from the black boxes or cockpit voice recorders....... So, were...
Mar 13 4:45pm @1.1.1 Damn....   I was at the Dr's this morning.   I "should" have bought yesterday. Oh well....  friends laughed when I bought 100,000 American Airlines shares for less than 40 cents a share when they...
Mar 13 4:07pm @1 Trump overrides the FAA and orders the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max. It looks like now's the time to gobble up Boeing shares!!!****** Damn...  forget that idea...  it's already bouncing back...
Lisa Page admitted Obama DOJ ordered stand-down on Clinton email prosecution, GOP rep says

Lisa Page admitted Obama DOJ ordered stand-down on Clinton email prosecution, GOP rep says


Via: Vic Eldred  •  207 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
Former FBI lawyer   Lisa Page   admitted under questioning from Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe last summer that "the FBI was ordered by the Obama DOJ not to consider charging Hillary Clinton for   gross negligence   in the handling of classified information," the congressman alleged in a social media post late Tuesday, citing a newly unearthed   transcript  of Page's...
Mar 13 7:03pm @7.1.4 "..." THAT'S your problem.   Not what was said or not. NO WHERE did anyone claim "Obama" said anything.....    
Mar 13 6:58pm @11.2.2 "..." I don't know Galen.   Why don't you tell us all.  Apparently you believe you have some kind of inside information that you're bursting at the seams to divulge.  Now's your chance.
Mar 13 4:14pm @8.3.29 "..." I DO try to make sense of his posts, and I'll admit that there have been times when we have actually agreed....  but I just can't keep up with the expense of all that aspirin!!  LOL
Mar 13 3:18pm @8.3.21 "..." Good idea.   I had forgotten that 'feature' was back,  (by popular demand??). Some of those posts gave me headaches trying to decipher them.  Apparently, some believe they're poets or...
Mar 13 2:59pm @8.3.17 "..." YOUR REFLECTION!!!!!!!
Mar 13 2:42pm @8.3.15 Is there a special class for the dialect of English you use?
Mar 13 2:22pm @8.3.13 "..." You alluded to convictions referring to the Trump campaign with your post. Now SHOW us all EXACTLY where Manafort was convicted for ANYTHING related to Trump or the campaign. To quote...
Mar 13 12:25pm @8.3 For absolutely NOTHING to do with Trump or the campaign.   You really do need to keep up.
Mar 13 12:24pm @2.1.9 "..." REALLY??????? It was noted that there was TS SAP (Special Access Program) materials.   Now you DO KNOW don't you that SAP is a HIGHLY restricted program that only specific people are read...
Mar 13 12:09pm @6.2.5 "..." EXACTLY what Russian collusion convictions.  Be VERY specific.  
Mar 13 12:07pm @7.1 "..." Then read the fucking testimony yourself.....  here's both days of it. https://www.lawfareblog.com/document-transcripts-lisa-pages-house-judiciary-committee-interview Oh, and there's so...
 Ethiopian Airlines crash: FAA is resisting calls by aviation advocates to ground Boeing jets

Ethiopian Airlines crash: FAA is resisting calls by aviation advocates to ground Boeing jets


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  58 comments  •  23 hours ago
By   Phil McCausland The Federal Aviation Administration doubled down on its decision to allow airline carriers to continue operating the Boeing 737 Max aircraft in the United States after numerous aviation authorities across the globe decided to ground the jet series in response to an   Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people   on board. Aviation experts, consumer...
Mar 13 4:19pm @9.1.1 "..." Actually, I don't know if there is much else that can be done at this point.  It's a long haul aircraft that is effectively banned from all foreign airspace.  And with TWO going down in a...
Mar 13 3:57pm @9 Well, I guess everyone is getting their wish: "..." Source:  http://fortune.com/2019/03/13/trump-boeing-737-max/
FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme

FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme


Via: Kavika  •  82 comments  •  one week ago
By   Devlin Barrett   and Matt Zapotosky March 12 at 11:36 AM The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 wealthy people — including two television stars — with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their kids into big-name colleges and universities. The alleged crimes included cheating on entrance exams, as...
Mar 12 2:02pm @8.2.5 "..." I was watching the "news conference" real time when it happened.   When I heard what they were noting, the names involved and then the racketeering...  I'll be honest and admit my heart...
Mar 12 1:38pm @8.2.2 "..." That is the evidence they have thus far.   Invariably, once the silver bracelets start going on wrists, more and more information surfaces.  As is often said, whoever talks first, gets the...
Mar 12 1:15pm @8 With these "revelations", the kids going to those colleges will now be looked at with questioning eyes. Did this kid EARN that degree or was it bought? Personally, I'd like to see every one of...
FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme

FBI accuses wealthy parents, including celebrities, in college-entrance bribery scheme


Via: XDm9mm  •  10 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
The holier than thou progressives of Hollywood have been caught with their self righteous hands in the proverbial cookie jar.   Obviously their progeny aren't as smart as the average kid that actually had to work to get into a "prestigious" college.....  they bribed and bought their way in. Mommy and daddy must be the old do as I say not as I do line they adhere to. Damn it feels good...
Mar 12 12:37pm @1.1.1 "..." Granted.  But the best part is that now there is actual evidence, indictments and arrests. I would have loved to watch Felicity Huffman led away in cuffs.   Maybe on the nightly news!!
Mar 12 12:27pm @1 It's very satisfying knowing that their college kids will now be viewed as little rich idiots that needed to cheat and buy their way into school.
Russia’s passive-aggressive reaction to SpaceX may mask a deeper truth

Russia’s passive-aggressive reaction to SpaceX may mask a deeper truth


Via: Split Personality  •  19 comments  •  one week ago  •  LOCKED
One of the big questions surrounding the first launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft was how the Russians would react. They have held considerable sway in the International Space Station partnership by controlling access to the orbiting laboratory since the 2011 retirement of NASA's Space Shuttle. So far, the Russian response has been one of throwing small bits of shade here and there...
Mar 11 3:21pm @6.1.2 "..." We did take a back seat: "..." Source:  https://www.space.com/12229-obama-nasa-final-space-shuttle-launch.html The above happened in 2011.   And while Obama purportedly wanted to...
Mar 11 2:40pm @4.1.4 "..." Tesla's biggest problem is Elon Musk.  The company can't keep up with his mouth and promises. My biggest problem with an electric car is the distance and current sizing limitation.   If...
Mar 11 2:19pm @4.1.1 We actually have a Tesla "showroom" here in the San Antonio area.  There are quite a few in this area.   I'll submit that the vast majority of them are owned by the people in "Dominion" where a...
The history — and psychology — behind the tax refund

The history — and psychology — behind the tax refund


Via: Freewill  •  130 comments  •  one week ago
As McAuliffe is constantly telling his clients, and anyone else who’ll listen: a refund is just money you overpaid in taxes. It is an interest-free loan to the government — one you can avoid by changing the amount your employer withholds from your paycheck. But for the multibillion-dollar tax preparation industry, the tax refund is a selling point. “We're letting our clients walk away...
Mar 11 2:29pm @9.1.10 "..." As can I.   But, during these 'discussions' the doubling of the standard deduction is always forgotten for some reason, which directly IMPROVED the situation for millions more than were...
Mar 11 2:07pm @4.2.62 "..." Works for me too.   But when I noted things like New York has the highest tax burden in the country, you claim we're talking about property taxes and then go on to try and compare Texas...
Mar 11 1:52pm @9.1.8 "..." Isn't that what a whole passel of Democrats are promising if they become the Democrat Presidential nominee and then win the 2020 election?  //S// I DO understand your reasoning, but I...
Mar 11 1:35pm @9.1.6 "..." But then those paying more will feel it's unfair to THEM. Personally, and I've noted this quite often, there should be NO deductions or exemptions, with the possible exception of...
Mar 11 11:59am @9.1.4 "..." Actually, I must ask why. THEY voted those taxes on themselves.  They were not imposed by legislative or judicial fiat.  THEY VOTED to impose those taxes on themselves willingly.  Now,...
Mar 11 10:37am @9.1.2 "..." I would posit that the 10k limitation IS the common ground.  Previously, it was between zero at the bottom, and as high as you could go at the top. My brother has a company on Long Island....
Mar 11 10:22am @6.1.14 "..." Not as hard as Mandarin Chinese, but that's an entirely different topic. "..." As was famously said in a movie:  "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"   I never mentioned national...
Mar 11 10:05am @4.2.59 "..." GM Sean....   Perrie has the typical view of the world most people on the Island have.   They've been conditioned to believe that what they have is a piece of heaven.....  until they leave...
Mar 10 11:03am @4.2.55 "..." Actually, what Perrie is failing to note is that those houses in Levittown, actually the FIRST planned community in the country, was started post WWII for returning veterans (and it was...
Mar 10 10:15am @7.1.1 "..." Very true.   The individual taxes are set to expire in ten (now nine) years.  So, I'm not sure how that can be construed as "soon". UNLESS you're speaking about Nancy Pelosi and her desire...
Mar 10 10:12am @6.1.7 Here's the link from Zillow for the specific house I owned on Long Island.  https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/75-Otis-Rd-Islip-Terrace,-NY,-11752_rb/ I did make a mistake in this thread about...
Mar 10 10:04am @4.2.53 "..." And who exactly is responsible for that Perrie?   It most certainly is not the people living in ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THE COUNTRY!! The people of Nassau County New York pay the HIGHEST TAXES...
Mar 09 6:54pm @6.1.5 Hardly.  But we have ONE in FIVE or 20% of the student population that is functionally illiterate as they can't even read or write their NATIVE LANGUAGE.
Mar 09 5:54pm @4.2.43 "..." I gave you the info on my Long Island home before.   It's in Islip Terrace and I commutted to Manhattan EVERY DAY.  I also knew many who went further East.   Riverhead anyone? You're...
Mar 09 4:51pm @4.2.42 You need to relocate!!   LOL ALL, let me repeat that, ALL my properties are positive cash flow...  (ok...  there are two exceptions, but that is a personal choice.  The tenants are low ranking...
Mar 09 4:46pm @6.1.3 Surmising a salary of $120,000 here's the NYS tax burden EXCLUSIVE of PROPERTY taxes. Salary $120,000 Federal Income Tax - $20,210 State Income Tax - $6,988 Social Security...
Mar 09 4:35pm @4.2.40 "..." Really?   When the mortgage is a compilation of principal/interest/taxes/insurance and they're paying 100% of that PLUS costs associated with maintaining the property and what I put in my...
Mar 09 3:13pm @4.2.32 "..." Really?    My tenants are PAYING the mortgages for me on the properties I have mortgages on.   So, please tell me how they're paying less to get more.  THIS should be very interesting.
Mar 09 3:11pm @4.2.31 "..." Maybe you forgot to look at the PRICES: SINGLE FAMILY $402K - $487K That's a far cry from you previously noted: "..." So, would you care to try again?
Mar 09 3:08pm @6.1.1 "..." I am talking about school property taxes and nothing else. You keep deflecting.  https://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/worst-states-for-property-taxes.html/ Try that on for size.  Then...
Mar 09 3:06pm @4.2.29 Nice prices for a small house.   I'm not sure how one can squeeze 4 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, "x" full baths, "x' 1/2 baths in those size houses. Well, yeah I can.  I had a 900sq ft house...
Mar 09 2:58pm @4.2.28 "..." It's NOTHING NEW...  and YOU KNOW THAT. It was ABSURD when I sold my LONG ISLAND house in 1985.....  and it's simply gotten worse. Oh, just a reminder.....  you link about renters tax...
Mar 09 2:52pm @6 Perrie....   for your edification, as you ALWAYS claim Texas is number 4 in taxes, try this one on for size: Overall Tax Burden by State Overall Rank(1=Highest) State Total...
Mar 09 2:47pm @4.2.23 "..." REALLY?   Please show me EXACTLY where in the Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, or any other major metro area where you can find those prices.
Mar 09 2:44pm @4.2.21 "..." And that's the problem of other people why exactly? But, you always revert back to the property taxes instead of the OVERALL TAX BURDEN in New York as opposed to other places. Maybe if...
Mar 06 8:08pm @4.1.2 "..." How can the administration be held accountable for the poor decisions of individual taxpayers?
Mar 06 7:24pm @4.1 "..." Uhmmm...   NO. It was the IRS that developed the new withholding tables when the new tax rates and brackets were legislated. But, regardless of what you believe, the middle class most...
Mar 06 5:11pm @2.2.3 "..." Well, $12.00 in your pocket is $12.00 that you wouldn't have had otherwise. Tell you what.   You can send ME all the "only $12.00" that you don't want.   I'll put them in MY accounts....
18 Real Attacks on the ‘Rule of Law’

18 Real Attacks on the ‘Rule of Law’


Via: Keep America Great!  •  60 comments  •  4 days ago
D onald Trump, we are told over and over and over again, threatens the “rule of law.” To pick a piece at random, I note that Joel Mathis of The Week recently wrote , “When we talk about Trump and the rule of law, mostly we talk about how he’s flouting and evading the constraint of laws he doesn’t like: His newly declared state of emergency to circumvent Congress’ refusal to...
Mar 11 11:39am @2.1.6 "..." Nope, but it will slow the INCREASE.  That is really such a simple concept even barrier opponents should understand it. "..." Immaterial.  It's not forty years ago.  It is now.  Oh, if...
Mar 11 10:53am @2.1.2 "..." Ok Galen, when the fuck WILL it become an emergency?  We already have somewhere between 10 and 20 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS here...   how many will make it an emergency????
TDS Sufferers LISTEN TO Bobby McFerrin

TDS Sufferers LISTEN TO Bobby McFerrin


By: XDm9mm  •  20 comments  •  5 days ago
First and foremost, a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bobby McFerrin 69 years young today!! Now, to all those who suffer from severe Donald Trump vitriolic hatred and the worst of the apparent TDS symptoms on a daily basis, you should really stop and take the words of Bobby to heart. https://youtu.be/d-diB65scQU DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY.  
Mar 11 11:20am @5.1 Ok....   it does prove the old adage that  "white men can't dance".   Hell, even the "minion" did better!!!
Mar 11 11:16am @4.1 Why would he fear TDS?  He's enjoying watching those who suffer it so greatly.
Mar 11 11:14am @3.1 I most certainly am happy.   I enjoy watching the TDS sufferers gag on their bile.
Mar 11 11:13am @2.2 The hate runs deep in some.   
Mar 11 10:50am @1 Happy B-Day Bobby. Let's hope you and your song can ease the pain felt by the TDS sufferers.  We all know how much anguish they endure.
No, we’re not all socialists now

No, we’re not all socialists now


Via: Keep America Great!  •  96 comments  •  2 days ago
On Sunday, New York Post had an editorial about how many millennials embrace “socialism,” while not really knowing what it means:  “Millennials — ignorant of socialism’s appalling economic and human-rights history — increasingly embrace socialism and its naively unrealistic prescriptions for ending all human want.” I’m reminded of a college student who wrote his dad: “Dear Dad, No mon....
Mar 10 11:57am @2.1.12 "..." They were part of the mix, but by NO STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION were they the "ONLY". I know of no union that actually created a new company or product.   Individuals did that.   Union...
Goodyear unveils flying car tire concept that works on the ground and in the air

Goodyear unveils flying car tire concept that works on the ground and in the air


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  13 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   David Freeman Sensing a possible shift from conventional automobiles to flying cars, one tiremaker has come up with a tire that doubles as a propeller.   Goodyear's Aero tire   is designed to support the weight of a vehicle while driving and then tilt horizontally so its spinning bladed spokes can function as a tiltrotor to provide lift and forward propulsion for flying....
Mar 10 10:52am @5 While Goodyear has a concept going, for those tired of traffic jams, there is this IN PRODUCTION possibility: https://www.pal-v.com/ A for real "flying car".   Of course, it will require a...
Man Told He Was Dying By A Doctor Appearing Inside A Robot

Man Told He Was Dying By A Doctor Appearing Inside A Robot


Via: JohnRussell  •  26 comments  •  one week ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana’s family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient by video call he would likely die within days. “If you’re coming to tell us normal...
Mar 09 7:07pm @7.1 "..." Damn.....   when did Starbucks improve so greatly? Everything I've ever had there, and that was admittedly VERY seldom, tasted and smelled like a combination of burned transmission and...
The Democrats Need To Do First Things First. The First Thing Is To Get Rid Of Trump.

The Democrats Need To Do First Things First. The First Thing Is To Get Rid Of Trump.


By: JohnRussell  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
For some years there has been an undercurrent of left wing dissatisfaction with the so-called "neo-liberals" who the left considers to be corporate sellouts. These would be the Clintons, the Feinsteins, the Schumers, most Democratic politicians in Washington, even to some extent the Obamas.  The "centrist" Democrats. You could go back 5 -10 years and look at online and You Tube sites such as...
Mar 09 2:11pm @8.1.1 "..." Well then John....  please enlighten us all.    Can you explain exactly what it is other than....  'the wealthy have more then those not wealthy individuals, and some want the government...
Mar 09 11:04am @3 "..." I believe that's called progress.   Let's face facts John, people don't walk behind a mule team plowing the fields anymore.   When machines came around, they got the machines and acclimated...
Despite social media, Generation Z, Millennials report feeling lonely

Despite social media, Generation Z, Millennials report feeling lonely


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  21 comments  •  one week ago
By   Sharon Jayson, Kaiser Health News Connor Wilton moved here for the music scene. The 24-year-old singer-guitarist “knew zero people in Austin” and felt pretty lonely at first. While this capital city is one of the nation’s buzziest places and ranks at the top of many “best” lists, Wilton wasn’t feeling it. He lived near the University of Texas at Austin but wasn’t a student; he said...
Mar 09 1:57pm @7.1 "..." BING, BING, BING... That man is the big winner....   give him the cupie doll!!!! How can people learn to interact with other's of their species when all they know and have are 140...
DNC Bars Fox News from Covering 2020 Democratic Primaries

DNC Bars Fox News from Covering 2020 Democratic Primaries


Via: Keep America Great!  •  162 comments  •  5 days ago
The Democratic National Committee – the same party that has been crowing nonstop for two years alleging that President Donald J. Trump is a threat to the First Amendment and the rights of reporters – will exclude Fox News from covering its 2020 primary debates. “In a statement Wednesday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez cited a story in the New Yorker magazine this week that detailed how Fox has...
Mar 07 2:50pm @2.2.16 "..." And this is a revelation how?
Mar 07 1:40pm @2.2.12 Try this on for size: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/donna-brazile-finally-admits-she-shared-debate-questions-with-clinton-campaign or this:...
Inside ‘the most dangerous place in the world for children’

Inside ‘the most dangerous place in the world for children’


Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Mar 07 2:03pm @2.1.7 I noticed in your response that you totally ignored my question to you.  Ok...   you don't know what to do is the obvious answer. "..." The "present state" the nation is in is immaterial.   What...
Mar 07 12:53pm @2.1.5 "..." Yeah I watched it.   But, again, what are we to do?   Have you ever considered that we very likely have made overtures to the "leaders" and they essentially told us to pound sand? But you...
Mar 07 12:42pm @2.1.3 "..." Unchallenged by who exactly?   India?  Portugal?  Spain?  Italy?  Germany?  Or are you referring to us, as in The United States of America challenging them?   And if it gets really serious,...
Mar 07 11:41am @2.1.1 "..." Exactly what would you have people do or say?  To arms, to arms???? It sucks.   But let's be honest, it HAS sucked for very likely longer than I've been alive.   Too many places have been...
I was assaulted at Berkeley because I'm conservative. Free speech is under attack.

I was assaulted at Berkeley because I'm conservative. Free speech is under attack.


Via: Keep America Great!  •  78 comments  •  5 days ago
The past two weeks have been surreal. On Feb. 19, while recruiting conservative students on campus at the University of California-Berkeley, I was assaulted by a violent leftist. A little more than a week later, I got to shake hands with the president of the United States and address an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference about why it's more important than ever to...
Mar 07 12:36pm @5.1.6 It's going to be even more interesting when it gets to court as you can hear the puncher claim 'I'll fucking SHOOT you'.   Sounds pretty serious if you ask me.  But yet he still pleaded "Not Guilty".
Mar 07 11:20am @3.1 Come on zuksam.....   you're asking people to be TOLERANT of others and their ideas?   That does not mesh well with the radicals who demand you think, speak and act just like they do.  The only...
Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE, MONDAY MARCH 18TH

Hi, I'm Reba - You need to hear my story. UPDATE, MONDAY MARCH 18TH


By: Kavika  •  131 comments  •  23 hours ago
My wife and I have been volunteering at VOCAL, (Voices of Change Animal League) in Ocala Florida.  I've been a dog lover and owner most of my adult life. Wiki is our mini Doxie and is 11 years old and still thinks she is a puppy. Our sweet girl, Annie, a rescue we found abandoned on the mountain in SW Missouri when she was 8 years old. We had her for 6 years until she was diagnosed with...
Mar 07 11:09am @11 Morning Kavika... First, sorry for your loss....  damn critters always rip a little piece of the heart out when we have do do what's right for them.  Too bad we can't be as kind to human family...
Mar 07 11:04am @7.3 "..." Hi charger... I'm not positive where yo're located, BUT....  if this operation doesn't work by you, I'm sure if you reach out to them they'll guide you to one in your area.  Good luck....
The end of blonde jokes?

The end of blonde jokes?


By: Buzz of the Orient  •  114 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Mar 06 8:17pm @3 I just have to add this one to your collection Buzz....
Trump Organization’s Insurance Policies Under Scrutiny in New York

Trump Organization’s Insurance Policies Under Scrutiny in New York


Via: gooseisgone  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The New York regulators are requesting copies of the insurance policies ultimately issued to Mr. Trump and the Trump Organization, as well as applications and financial statements used to secure the policies, the person said.
Mar 06 5:06pm @1.1 "..." They're hoping to get a whale on the line, but will not get more than a minnow, if that. More often than not, the majority of insurance policies are grossly over sold as they're for much...
How to Catch Wild Pigs

How to Catch Wild Pigs


By: Nerm_L  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The following is a modern parable that has been floating around social media for a few years.  Supposedly the parable is intended to be a warning about socialism.  But actually the parable is a concise explanation of how modern neoliberal capitalism works.  Here’s the parable: ================================================================================ A chemistry professor at a...
Mar 06 4:58pm @3.1.2 LaRue puts togehter a really nice gun.   I'll admit I haven't heard of Thunder Beast...   but then suppressors are not stocked all over and more often than not are special order.
Mar 06 4:38pm @3.3.2 Cool....    7.62x51 Is that a Burris or Leopold scope? It looks similar to one I was checking out just yesterday.  I'm looking for a long range one for my M1A (restocked with an Archangel stock.)
Mar 06 4:20pm @3.1 NICE setup..   did you buy it or build from parts? Who made the suppressor?
Mar 06 3:54pm @2.1 "..." Ok...   you and I NEVER agree, but I have to give credit where credit is due.   THAT WAS GREAT!!! However, one question, shouldn't it actually have been; "..." Wait outside the doors...
Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge

Gas-guzzling car rides expose AOC’s hypocrisy amid Green New Deal pledge


Via: Jasper2529  •  63 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint. “We’re like, ‘The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change,’ ” the progressive darling said in January, speaking of herself and her fellow millennials. “And, like, this is the war; this is our World War II.”...
Mar 06 3:50pm @8.2.7 "..." Hardly.  But right now, her and a couple of others are effectively the tail that wags the dog. But as to Amazon, it was her and her minions that protested a company that actually wanted to...
Mar 06 3:29pm @8.2.1 Well the 110,318 that voted her into office like her.....  or at least did.   Once she chased Amazon out and all those jobs, who knows.
Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High

Migrant Families Arrive In Busloads As Border Crossings Hit 10-Year High


Via: 1stwarrior  •  3 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the Southern border in February, the highest total for a single month in   almost a decade. The majority of those arrested were migrant families or children traveling alone or without a parent, according to figures released Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Many of the migrants say they're fleeing criminal gangs...
Mar 06 1:09pm @2 "..." The government should send the bills to these operations as they're aiding and abetting illegal activities by illegal alien invaders.
Trump ordered top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner despite concerns of John Kelly, intel officials

Trump ordered top-secret security clearance for Jared Kushner despite concerns of John Kelly, intel officials


Via: FLYNAVY1  •  109 comments  •  2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump early last year directed his then-chief of staff, John Kelly, to give presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance - a move that made Kelly so uncomfortable that he documented the request in writing, according to current and former administration officials. After Kushner, a senior White House adviser, and his wife, Ivanka Trump, pressured the...
Mar 06 1:04pm @1.4.24 "..." Damn....   I never knew Petraeus was with the DOJ or the FBI.  Please cite exactly when that tenure was. Here's your post and my response: "..." Do you really want to continue...
Mar 06 1:02pm @1.4.23 "..." As THE Classification Authority, from whom all others get their Classification authority, he can do as he pleases.   See how easy that is? "..." Whataboutism.  Really?   Give it up....
Mar 06 12:25pm @1.4.19 "..." You made the assertion, not me.  I simply corrected you.
Mar 06 12:23pm @1.4.18 "..." I must surmise you failed to see YOUR comment, which was added to the END of Vic's.  Reading can be your friend. "..." If you paid attention, you would have realized I was responding to...
Mar 06 11:12am @1.4.15 "..." Damn....   I never knew Petraeus was with the DOJ or the FBI.  Please cite exactly when that tenure was.
Mar 06 10:44am @1.4.14 "..." We're happy you have a sense of humor.  Even though you apparently laugh at the truth. "..." First and foremost, SCI is NOT//NOT a clearance....  it's simply access.  There are only...
Mar 04 6:03pm @4.1.10 "..." I was referring to slightly more recent history!!   While acrimonious at times, since WWII there has been a degree of compromise and civility.  Of course there were some isolated...
Mar 04 6:00pm @4.1.9 "..." Sure was.  By the electoral college. "..." Porking a porn star is now illegal?    "..." You'll need to cite the specific laws you allude to.   Thus far, no one has been able to...
Mar 04 5:56pm @1.3.9 "..." Other than intentional disregard for federal records keeping laws that is.  She simply did not want to obey the REQUIREMENT of having all of her OFFICIAL BUSINESS recorded for posterity....
Mar 04 4:45pm @4.1.5 "..." The "system" of government is fine.  It is after all the greatest experiment in governance the world has ever seen, warts and all. What IS wrong with it is the current problem with...
Mar 04 4:25pm @4.1.3 "..." While the 'process' might have been questionable, the ultimate Classification Authority is in fact the President.   He (she) can grant, revoke or deny a clearance to any individual he/she...
Mar 04 3:16pm @1.2.14 Really?  Please indicate exactly how.    Classification Authority of all US cleared personnel is derived from the classification authority of the entity they work for.   Now can you guess who...
Mar 04 11:14am @2.2.8 "..." Predicated on the positions held and information they had, some people do in fact have quite extensive restrictions after service.   Your dad is a case in point.  The knowledge he had was...
Mar 04 11:09am @4.1 You're entitled to your opinion. But you need to remember something.  Opinions are like ass holes, everyone has them.    However, unlike opinions, ass holes actually have a real functional purpose.
Mar 04 11:06am @2.2.7 "..." Actually, no.    Clearances go from "active" when working, to "current" when one 'debriefs' (and gets's all that "secret" shit erased from memory with that flash pen like in M-I-B //S//)...
Mar 04 10:59am @1.2.9 "..." Sorry.  When it comes to Classification Authority, that resides with the President.  PERIOD END OF STORY. Now, they can question him and he can tell them to pound sand.  
Mar 04 10:41am @2.2.4 "..." That's entirely predicated on the organization and I'll surmise the totality of the depth of the background being looked at.   In my case, I got a 'conditional' offer of employment in early...
Mar 04 10:00am @3.1.2 "..." Very true, and those ten words you typed are very honestly, some of the scariest words ever written.
Mar 04 9:57am @2.2.2 "..." People like us have to go through the bullshit of completing an SF-86 and having our AND our family histories reviewed, poked, probed, prodded and put under a microscope to get our...
Mar 04 9:02am @3.1 Have no fear..... The Democrat Socialists haven't instituted the "New World Order" yet, try as they might, Americans that believe in America still thwart them.
Mar 04 9:00am @2.2 "..." Personally, I most certainly can.  But then, all sorts of people were defending a Secretary of State and her minions when she had an unsecured server in her basement with classified...
Mar 04 8:57am @1.2.4 "..." Classification Authority....  YES.  Period, end of story.   If you ever had a clearance, you would have known that.  Just sayin.
Mar 03 7:54pm @1.2 "..." Hillary Clinton and all the parasites surrounding her? How about the people like Comey and others who use their positions to try to destroy Trump? Oh, personally, a TS with the SCI and...
Cal Thomas: Florida’s economy is booming while blue states like New York are mired in debt -- why is that?

Cal Thomas: Florida’s economy is booming while blue states like New York are mired in debt -- why is that?


Via: Keep America Great!  •  242 comments  •  15 hours ago
While most attention has been focused on immigrants trying to enter the United States over America’s southern border, there is legal migration taking place that has been largely ignored, though it may have at least as much economic and political impact as the other. People are moving out of high-tax states to Florida and other states with lower tax burdens. Florida’s new governor, Ron...
Mar 02 3:08pm @8.2.9 "..." I went from NY to VA to PA to MN to TN to NY to NC to PA to VA then TX.   Most moves were for work as I went where the best work and money was.  Then nearing retirement, I looked more for...
Mar 02 2:19pm @8.2.6 "..." California 37,327,690 39,536,653 2,208,963 5.9% -556,710 Connecticut 3,580,171 3,588,184 8,013 0.2% -153,276 Illinois 12,841,196 12,802,023 -39,173 -0.3% -642,821 Maryland...
Mar 02 1:17pm @8.2.4 The trending socialist states of America and their following minions hate it when the facts smack them upside the head. They simply refuse to acknowledge that there is net population loss by the...
Mar 02 12:02pm @7.1.5 "..." Ok...   how about these COMPARISONS New York: "..." Texas: "..." I'm sorry, but your PERSONAL tax rate is most certainly applicable to your TOTAL TAX BURDEN. Here's New York:...
Mar 01 7:08pm @7.1.2 "..." Ok...   let's do a quick stare and compare shall we?    And by the way....   SALT as you well know is MORE than property taxes.   So let's admit that shall we?\ NEW YORK. 75 Otis Rd...
Mar 01 1:41pm @7.1 "..." Nope.   The legislators and residents in NYS are the ones who screwed NYS residents.  YOU and THEY are the ones who put those taxes on you and the other residents.  Trump and the...
Why Trump is Destined for an Historic 2020 Win

Why Trump is Destined for an Historic 2020 Win


Via: Keep America Great!  •  29 comments  •  3 weeks ago
E ach week, as the thundering host of Democratic seekers of their party’s 2020 presidential nomination scramble for attention and try to outflank their rivals to the left, that party rolls out a new policy proposal that lurches further away from where the solid center of American politics has always resided. The most transformative presidents, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, to...
Mar 02 2:09pm @2.1.6 "..." Health care paid for by others. Illegal alien invasion increases to do the jobs Americans can't do at the wages the illegals accept. Federally mandated free public college education....
Undocumented immigrants pay millions of dollars in state taxes — even in the reddest states

Undocumented immigrants pay millions of dollars in state taxes — even in the reddest states


Via: Bob Nelson  •  73 comments  •  2 weeks ago
President Donald Trump insists that there’s a national emergency at the “ very dangerous southern border .” He’s called it an “ invasion ” of undocumented immigrants endangering the lives and livelihoods of hardworking American citizens. And he’s used this narrative to justify taking billions of dollars from the US military to build a border wall. But when a reporter disputed...
Mar 01 7:22pm @2.2.8 "..." Sorry that your ANCESTORS got screwed by illegal alien invaders, but you'll need to take that up with the English, Spaniards, Italians and Portuguese.  But that was before this country was...
Mar 01 3:20pm @2.2.4 "..." One of the unintended consequences of allowing illegal alien invaders to come in. PLUS, those employers that use "E-Verify" are screwed as they're essentially using illegal labor...
Mar 01 2:46pm @2.1.9 "..." Nope, I didn't notice.  Different links, and I didn't go to the other. Tata.
Mar 01 2:44pm @2.1.8 "..." Maybe this will help: "..." Source:  https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/06/05/undocumented-immigrants-contribute-economy-texas-chase-away
Mar 01 12:58pm @2.1.4 "..." Well then how about this Bob? "..." Source:  http://fairus.org/issue/infographic-fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-texans Now, after you read this one, come back and tell us EXACTLY...
Trump says he will take Kim Jong Un "at his word" that he didn't know about Otto Warmbier's condition

Trump says he will take Kim Jong Un "at his word" that he didn't know about Otto Warmbier's condition


Via: Krishna  •  252 comments  •  2 weeks ago
President Trump said Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told him that he did not know about  Otto Warmbier's condition  and Mr. Trump said "I will take him at his word." The American college student was imprisoned and  sentenced to 15 years hard labor  in 2016, but was returned to the U.S. in June 2017 in a coma after suffering severe brain damage. He  died one week  after...
Mar 01 2:38pm @10.2.21 DON'T modify my words to suit you.
Mar 01 2:37pm @10.2.20 "..." He was asked the question and he answered the question. As to the "crap" he "pulled about Putin", is that akin to Obama telling Putin's man to "Tell Vlad I'll have more flexibility"?
Mar 01 2:34pm @10.2.18 "..." When you're essentially dealing with a man-child, like Kim, you don't chastise him then ask him to be nice. Put the man at ease and hope that you can cajole him to do what you want him to...
Mar 01 2:07pm @10.2.15 "..." Sounds like Rump except for the little part So, obviously no original thoughts, but one more TDS post.  Thank!!
Mar 01 1:59pm @10.2.13 "..." What exactly would you have the man do or say?  Be specific. I believe I can, with a fair degree of certainty tell you and all others, that if Trump came out and said that; "..." There...
When SH*T Happens … and it Will … What is Our "NORMAL & MUNDANE," comes Under Intense Scrutiny

When SH*T Happens … and it Will … What is Our "NORMAL & MUNDANE," comes Under Intense Scrutiny


By: A. Macarthur  •  73 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Roughly one week ago, my wife was diagnosed with a form of cancer … and, among other reactions and behaviors on my part, both rational and irrational, I went missing from TheNewstalkers, and, in addition, considered other actions that would have no bearing on her diagnosis. Of course, my realistic and first priority is to be supportive of my wife's day-to-day, mundane, spousal and...
Mar 01 2:04pm @7.1 "..." Hey Mac...    Ok...   you and I are pretty much diametrically opposed on most topics. BUT....  please allow me to say to you, and by extension obviously to your wife...   GOOD LUCK and...
Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change


Via: Bob Nelson  •  12 comments  •  3 weeks ago
As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast. Resident Engineer Steve Sherrill, with the US Army Corps of Engineers, shows how much...
Mar 01 1:08pm @1.3 "..." Ok... Then let the refineries flood.  That will bring the US economy to it's knees overnight.  Just what you'd love to have happen right Bob? Then let the refineries flood.  That will...