★★★A Former Democrat Rises in Trump Country. The Missouri governor, Eric Greitens, talks about his journey to the right, his fights with the unions, and his experience as a Navy SEAL and learining as a Rhodes Scholar. Mr. Greitens has pursued an unexpectedly muscular conservative agenda, enacting free-market reforms and gleefully going toe-to-toe with unions. While the GOP in Washington seems bent on squandering its legislative and executive power, Mr. Greitens, 43, illustrates how Republicans in many states are intent on making the most of theirs.
Our kind of conserative.
★★Will North Korea attack the U.S.? And why does North Korea hate America? And what does Kim Jong-un want? The answers are complicated. And don't be fooled by his smiling face, whose aids dare not neglect to respond likewise. Also covered; What is the real potential of the "rocket Man's" nuclear rocketry. Article includes a Google Survey of Canadian Opinion.
The Rocket Man
★★Hillary's got FORTY-THREE reasons why she didn't win. No Joke? And in her own words, if you read her new book. Hillary Clinton's new book entitled "What Happened" has been officially released. If you are expecting the truth of "What Happened," in her mythical memoir, you will be left bereft. It bears no resemblance to the truth of what happened in her losing quest for the presidency. We know she has long had an aversion to the truth.
Nere are 43 Reasons
★★★Give Texas what it needs. It has endured a disaster without precedent. Washington must move quickly, generously. There should be no "The relief bill must be offset by cuts in federal spending." There should be no larding it up or loading it down with extraneous measures. This is an emergency. This is no time to threaten government shutdowns. It's no time to be dilating on debt ceilings. This is the time to know as never before that everything that holds us together as a nation must be strengthened wherever possible, and whatever sinks us in rancor avoided and shunned.
Thoughts by Peggy Noonan
★★★Street Gang "Antifa" is pushing limits of Constitution. Antifa is like mercury, like quicksilver. It stands for anti-fascist. It has no headquarters, it has no agreed national leader. It has a sort of creed, and that is to "stand up" or "resist" whatever its participants see as the hard right, like the Nazis and KKK. But it is more than that, mostly functioning as a street gang. Antifa's "creed" is confrontation and street violence. We are not well-prepared for Antifa as our Constitution and our state laws, our traditions are not built for Antifa. They use thuggery at will. in the name of liberalism.
Buffalo News Editorial
★★Los Angeles lives up to the politics one might expect. The City Council has removed the Columbus Day holiday and in its place will be Indigenous Peoples Day! So will San Fransisco be next? And if Columbus was bad, what about Hernando deSoto, the badest bad ass of them all.
★★Steve Bannon's Revenge - The anti-Trump response seems bent on outdoing the president's excesses. On his way out [of the WhiteHouse] Mr. Bannon said something interesting. "The Democrats," he told Robert Kuttner, "the longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats."
★★★Ivy League Professors vs. 'The Tyranny of Public Opinion'. A few brave scholars urge students to think for themselves.... a hardy band of professors has joined together to commit a flagrant micro-aggression. Scholars from various academic disciplines have signed a declaration urging college students to declare their independence. Specifically, the participating scholars warn about "the vice of conformism" and offer to each student headed off to college advice that is both simple and clear: "Think for yourself."
The Good News is Here
★★★Globalist Strategy: Use Crazy Leftists And Provocateurs To Enrage/Demonize Conservatives.... Globalists do not carry any ideological love for any particular nation or culture. They are more than happy to sacrifice and sabotage a country if the action will gain them greater power or centralization in return. A globalist is only "Democrat" or "Republican," or American or Russian or Chinese or European, etc., insofar as the label gets them something that they want.
A Globalist's story
★★★Feds start talking about 'Black Sky' catastrophe. It's been called a matter of "when, not if." Some of the most powerful people in the world are meeting to discuss how the world will react to a "Black Sky" event, a large-scale catastrophe that would disrupt the functioning of critical national infrastructure such as power supplies and electrical grid.
Read the story
★★★Does Anybody Understand What These Never Trump Republicans Think They're Achieving? What's the end game for these preening, posturing doofuses who call themselves Republicans, but who can't pass a CNN camera without slamming their party's president? There is a lot of blue falconry going on in the GOP right now, and while it's pretty clear why, what's not so clear is what these fair weather frauds believe they're accomplishing.
The straight forward story is here by Kurt Schlichter
★★★The Clownish Commissars of the Culture. They hate Trump for the common sense they lack. Among the self-appointed commissars of the culture, the hatred for Trump assumes the dimensions of a psychiatric disorder. But like the Soviet commissars of old, they don't treat their own delusions. They instead rant and rant about the mental health of "dissenters," those deplorables who refuse to conform to the dogmas of the commissars.
★★★Trump's Tangle of Rhetorical Inadequacy. A gifted leader might make the case for building more statues rather than tearing down the ones we have. No one can express our sentiments more appropriately than Peggy Noonan.
Here is her OpEd.
★★★The death of reading is threatening the soul. I am going through a personal crisis. I used to love reading. I am writing this blog in my office, surrounded by 27 tall bookcases laden with 5,000 books. Over the years I have read them, marked them up, and recorded the annotations in a computer database for potential references in my writing. To a large degree, they have formed my professional and spiritual life. Books help define who I am. They have ushered me on a journey of faith, have introduced me to the wonders of science and the natural world, have informed me about...
Philip Yancy's story is here.
★★★Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language as defined by the NY Times. These phrases are part of a broad lexicon of far-right terminology that has become important to understanding American politics during the Trump administration. Many of these terms have their roots in movements that are racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic and sexist - Yikes.
The Story & Video are here.
★★★Charlottesville Is Biggest 'Fake News' Story of Summer.
Russia has been removed from the spotlight. In its place the media and the political left have turned this incident into the latest and biggest fake news story of the summer, transforming its real lessons into a morality play that justifies war against the political right, and against white people generally. The organizers of the "Unite the Right" demonstration in Charlottesville were repellent racists.
The Story by David Horowitz
★★Muslim Mafia joins war on Confederate Memorials.
Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR urges all governments to remove any symbols of Civil War South. CAIR, an Islamic organization founded in Washington, by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, is entering the controversy over Confederate monuments, urging all state and local governments to remove any symbols of the Civil War South. The story includes links to listing of endangered monuments and SRQPATS member's own Blog on the subject.
★★★A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year's DNC Hack.
Former NSA experts say it wasn't a hack at all, but a leak-an inside job by someone with access to the DNC's system. Forensic investigators, prominent among them people with decades' experience at high levels in our national-security institutions, have put a body of evidence on a table previously left empty. The story is by no less, Progressive author Patrick Lawrence! [TheNation]
★Freedom of Speech Is Not Enough.
Colleges should also teach students how to debate respectfully. North Carolina last week became the latest state to enact a law protecting free speech on college campuses. The Restore Campus Free Speech Act requires schools to discipline students and faculty who substantially disrupt or interfere "with the protected free expression rights of others."...After I invited conservative commentator John Derbyshire in 2016 to speak about race and national identity, one student angrily told me that.... and Mr. Derbyshire wouldn't make it through the door in one piece.
★Intolerant Democrats Devour Their Own.
Recently one of their own, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, announced while standing next to President Trump at a boisterous rally that he was switching to the Republican Party. So while the press has focused on the difficulties of Mr. Trump's first 200 days, the Democratic Party-out of power and far weaker than it has been in a century-faces its own set of life-threatening challenges. If Democrats were wise, they would stop obsessing about the president and instead focus on what their party must do to appeal to Middle America. Says Karl Rove, His Opinion
★Liberals gather in Atlanta to plot Trump resistance strategy.
Their focus is now squarely on beating back the president. Netroots Nation, the activist left's largest annual gathering, arrives in Atlanta with its clearest focus in years: how to resist President Donald Trump. Al Gore will speak along with Elizabeth Warren, and Rep. Keith Ellison. It's a showcase for labor and civil rights movements. The AFT, The ACLU, Muslim activists and more will be in attendance. A line from the Orig. Star Wars comes to mind; "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." Their Agenda
★New York's Liberal Subway War. The mud slinging between Cuomo and de Blasio is a hoot but New Yorkers are paying the price. You dont have to be from NY to appreciate how much NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio famously hate each other, but they seem to agree that the victims of their feud should be the people of New York. Witness their brawl over who deserves the blame for the rapid decline of New York's subways.
You've got to love it.
★Early feminists were opposed to abortion. The early feminists made a powerful statement by opposing abortion in the 1800's. At the time, abortion was safer than childbearing and single motherhood was nearly impossible due to women's forced dependency on men for income. Nonetheless, suffragists, staunchly condemned the procedure. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, a graduate of what is now Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, became the first American woman to earn a medical degree. She vehemently abhorred abortion,,
★Suddenly US Foreign Relations Remembers The Bahamas. NOW that the Republicans are back in power they have suddenly awakened to the fact that their sphere of influence is quietly being infiltrated by Beijing and their control of their own Caribbean Basin is slowly slipping away. The US Embassy has been well represented by its Chargé d'Affaires, but the Bahamas has not had a resident US Ambassador since 2011. Now suddenly Florida Senator Marco Rubio, chairman of the US Foreign Relations Committee, realizes that the Chinese made a $2.1bn proposal for Andros' fishing waters,........
Too Close to Home.
★Campus Declarations of War on Free Speech. The threat to free speech in the United States is by no means restricted to colleges and universities, but they have become breeding grounds, training camps, and launching pads in the campaign to curtail liberty of thought and discussion. It is on our campuses where the battle for free speech will be won or lost... Administrators and faculty have conspired to produce an intellectual environment hostile to free speech. The educational authorities teach students to demand trigger warnings for potentially disturbing subject matter...
Schools open soon
★First, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, is dismissed, the church's chief doctrinal watchdog... Then a Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Conserative U.S. Catholics. The authors, writing in a Vatican-vetted journal, singled out Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump's chief strategist, as a "supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics" that has stymied action against climate change and exploited fears of migrants and Muslims...." The story . While we wait for Pope Francis to "Speak for Venezuela" with its despot leader. That story is here.
★Some sort of strike is likely unavoidable unless China agrees to regime change in Pyongyang. North Korea recently test-launched its first ballistic missile potentially capable of hitting Mid America, thereby proved the failure of 25 years of U.S. nonproliferation policy. A single-minded rogue state can pocket diplomatic concessions and withstand sustained economic sanctions to build deliverable nuclear weapons. It is past time for Washington to bury its ineffective "carrots and sticks" approach. America's policy makers, especially those who still support the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, should take careful note and
★Trump can change a rule that exempts Members of Congress & the Judiciary from Obamacare and its replacement. In a Tweet - "If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn't it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?" Mr. Trump is alluding to a dispensation from ObamaCare for Members of Congress and their staff. This means Members and their staff would no longer enjoy coverage from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which subsidizes up to 75% of the cost of a plan.
Others Agree too.
★Remember the Maine - 's two senators Who Let the Country Down. When it comes to providing affordable health care to the people of Maine, Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are worse than out of touch - they are downright dangerous. After Maine expanded Medicaid to childless adults in 2002 under then-Gov. King (left a $1 billion structural budget gap for the next governor to deal with), the program nearly bankrupted our state. But now Ms. Collins and Mr. King are pushing to do it again.
Read what Maine's Governor, Raul R. LePage has to say.
★John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP. Instead he turned out to be the executioner.
The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone Friday by turning on his party and his president and joining two other GOP senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski in voting "no" on the Republicans' final effort to repeal "Obamacare. Why the reversal? Was he getting even for remarks made by Donald Trump early in the campaign. A better understanding of the man might help.
Some thoughts on McCain, some of his own.
★SESSIONS LESSIONS: Charles Krauthammer says it best. "Ronald Reagan was so self-contained and impenetrable that his official biographer was practically driven mad trying to figure him out. Donald Trump is penetrable, hourly. "Never more so than during his ongoing war on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, has engaged in a series of deliberate public humiliations.
Day by day, he taunts Sessions, attacking him for everything from......
" Mr. Krauthammers OpEd is here.
★Democrat Leadership is Involved in a Massive Criminal Cover-Up - Mainstream Media Silent. Former Democrat National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her former IT team has long been under suspicion for a series of very serious crimes. However, Schultz ran interference for her IT team for months and even fought to keep investigators from gathering evidence of their crimes. Imran Awan, the man who Schultz worked so hard to protect made one too many mistakes and was caught attempting to flee the country...... An intriguing story with video.
★Why Must Trump Do the Right Things the Wrong Way? The president's announcement on not allowing transgender Americans to serve in the military is the latest example of how he sabotages his own policies Take, for example, the first version of his so-called travel ban. While I agreed with the fundamental policy goals - a slight moderation on refugee admissions, general re-evaluation of security-screening procedures, and a pause on entries from specific jihadist nations.... As Davis French sees it.
What Does China Want From The Bahamas? At its closest point the Bahamas (Bimini) are only 50 miles from Florida! The Abaco Island group, where the Chinese are building a port is 180 miles. As one might be aware, the recent Chinese expansion of the Panama Canal, has opened the door to their expansion and "investment opportunities" in the lower Caribbean while working their way up to our door steps. This is not unlike their expansion in the South China Sea. You'll never read about it, except in our exclusive here
What a Weird, Wired World It Was. There used to be a cord. Bulky. Corkscrew-shaped. Tied to the machine that was hanging on the wall. There were holes in the receiver, wires inside.....There were roads with poles along them that carried these voices via wires to my friend across town and relatives across the country. remember as a teen talking to girls and first boyfriends. "He likes you." "Did you hear" "Oh my god." This was before acronyms and liquid crystal displays, ambient light sensors and touch-screens. There was only sound. Two Telephone Tales
★Liberals can't deal with a President who takes America's side. "Sansour symbolizes much of why liberalism is a total failure, rejected by all who are decent and normal". Leftists, especially liberal feminists, drool over her hatred of normal women who don't buy into her ideology. She is the perfect heroine for a progressive movement. The Story
As a counter you might want watch a short video from Pragar U. by Tammy Bruce, formally on the board of the National Organization for Women. She speaks to the fundamentals.
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming! Freaked out Dems see collusion everywhere. "They wake up hysterical every day saying the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming, collusion everywhere, Americans are under attack, our way of life is coming to an end and Chicken Little and the sky are falling". Yet their hysteria has nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with their hatred for President Trump. A got to see Definitive Video
When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope. The document, carried as, "Special Importance," read: "Regarding Senator Kennedy's request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov that he was "very troubled" by U.S.-Soviet relations", which Kennedy attributed to President Reagan's "belligerence and stubbornness, According to Kennedy, reported Chebrikov, "the current threat is due to the President's refusal to engage any modification to his politics." The story
★To the Conservative Right, Putin is no Archvillain. Mr. Putin is no arch-villain in his understanding of America-Russian relations. Rather, he personifies many of the qualities and attitudes that conservatives have desired in a president: a respect for traditional Christian values, and a swelling nationalist pride. In this view, the Russian president is a brilliant tactician, a slayer of murderous Islamic extremists - and not incidentally, a leader who outmaneuvered and emasculated President Barack Obama on the world stage. The rest of the story
Transgender Men in Women's Showers Must Get 'Dignity and Respect,' Says U.S. Army Female soldiers must show "dignity and respect" to transsexual men who join them in their shared showers, according to training manuals leaked by soldiers in a mandatory class.
Female soldiers in showers are supposed to ignore visible biology and act as as if nothing has happened when some male shares the shower room with them. They will not even be allowed to cover themselves because it could signal a lack of "respect". The story
Seems college kids of today, -----> millinials, or emotional over sensitive "snowflakes", as they have become to be known, have, when objecting to an idea especially in politics have vehemently raised a ruckus. This includes driving an objectionable guest lecturer off campus to protests and riots. They affect the attitude of a spoiled adolescent and can not tolerate criticism or even dialogue on their objection. British/American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant Simon Sinek has his take on this trend.
★The Obama administration and the 2016 primary season, once again created a rush to the left.
Identity politics, class warfare and big government make comebacks. Candidates inspired by Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and a host of well-funded groups have embraced sharply leftist ideas. Bigger government handouts won't win working-class voters back. It's the fallacy of the left, believing that voters just need to be shown how much they are getting in gov't benefits. In reality, these voters see themselves as being penalized for maintaining the values of hard work...OPINION
1) Headline:Comey Tried to Shield the F.B.I. from Politics. Then He Shaped an Election. As the F.B.I. investigated Hillary Clinton and the Trump campaign, James B. Comey tried to keep the bureau out of politics but plunged it into the center of a bitter election. This supposedly the NYTimes' official record. The OpEd is here.
2) Headline:Trump Drops the Hammer on Comey. The following exposé was originally posted on authors facebook page and the new social media platform "steemit" and numerous other sources all rated excellent despite little is know of its author, Lisa Frank. You be the Judge. Her exposé is here
★Its new guard veers even further left against liberal values and toward progressive politics.
The ACLU was once a nonpartisan organization focused on liberty and equality before the law. In recent years it has chosen its battles with an increasingly left-wing sensibility. In doing so, it has become considerably more equivocal and sometimes even hostile toward core civil liberties concerns of free speech and due process. Who could say it better than Wendy Kaminer and Alan Dershowitz. You'll find their OpEd here.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear".
--Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC
Nobody has a "right" to serve in the Military. Nobody.
What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it.
The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short.
Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a Unicorn?
Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can't run the required course in the required time? Can't do the required number of pushups? Not really a "morning person" and refuse to get out of bed before noon?
All can be reasons for denial.
The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability.
Did someone just scream "That isn't Fair"? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful. YOU change yourself to meet Military standards. Not the other way around.
I say again: You don't change the Military... you must change yourself.
The Military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars. If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality... Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors. Who's next in line?
Ken Huber, Tawas City, Mi
Has America become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard?
Lets see: if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics; if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their First Amendment right; the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims; in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process; you can kill an unborn child, but it is wrong to execute a mass murderer; we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them; we got rid of the communist and the Socialist threat by renaming them progressives; we are unable to close our border with Mexico but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea; if you protest against a General Lee statue you're a terrorist but if you burned an American flag or Donald Trump in effigy it was your First Amendment right.
You can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas; we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called justice involved; we can use a human fetus for medical research but it's wrong to use an animal.
We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work; we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology; we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct; parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games; the land of opportunity is now the land of handouts; the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.
And how do we handle a major crisis today? The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes; tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their re-election campaign.
What has happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Ken Huber, the author of the editorial, has a lengthy background in local government. He was city manager of a number of municipalities in Michigan from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2006, according to PressPubs.com.
Trump's Cheese In The Maze Strategy Operation Overlord, the most successful amphibious invasion in history, was in no small part successful due to the most effective deception and disinformation campaign in history. The key to the Allies completely fooling the Germans as to the real location of the invasion (Normandy) as opposed to where Adolf Hitler thought the troops would land (Calais). When the invasion came, Hitler foolishly withheld critical reinforcements while still awaiting the "real" invasion. So what does this have to do with Trump?Read the story
Members of Congress, get out of town "Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would, like Esau, sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money. Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Well, that's a bit harsh, but only a wee bit. Yet that excerpt from Oliver Cromwell's 1653 speech, in which he described lawmakers as having "contempt of all virtue"..... The rest of the story
Is There An Economic Incentive to Cure Cancer? There is HUGE money to be made in The Nation of Cancer. Unfortunately while in the service of 'treating' cancer rather than curing cancer, why would industry players want a cure? The Pharmaceutical Industry is the worst. This should be obvious..... What would the world look like if billions less were required for intravenous supplies, colostomy bags, Jackson-Pratt drains, and with fewer applications for use of the DaVinci Robot and surgical supplies, expensive CT scan, Pet Scan, MRI and Neutron Beam device use. Then there are the cancer services at hospitals departments and Oncology centers and on and on .....Opinion
Bill Gates warns Germany's open door policy to migrants will overwhelm Europe and urges leaders to 'make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via current routes'. Also he has warned that European leaders risk deepening the migrant crisis by being too generous to those arriving on the continent. 'Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe' while praising Chancellor Merkel's commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on foreign aid as 'phenomenal', and asked other European leaders to follow suit. The Story is here.....
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sell Is this a bull market or a mania? You never know for sure, except in retrospect.... A friend of mine used to run a large-growth mutual fund. In the dot-com mania of 1999, he told me that tens of millions of new capital would flow in every single day. Trying to figure out where to put it, he would consider the new batch of initial public offerings - and then inevitably he just would buy more Yahoo or America Online or Cisco or, what the heck, Yahoo again...Today, money is flowing into into the biggest names: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google - classic momos, or momentum stocks, the church of what's working now. What could possibly go wrong?The Story.....
Will genome editing with the new easy and cheep tech-nology, usher in an era? Are the Gene Editors Only Getting Started? CRISPR makes altering the human genome widely available and cheap. So what is CRISPR? The two articles and video included here explain what you'll need to know yet leave you with many unanswered questions. We can say the fur is rising on the necks of bioethicists. They fear that geneticists will play god and precipitate a backlash from nature that could be disastrous to the human race and Big Brother will hold a banquet. All you need to know is here....
★ An analogy of nature and it's application to politics. This hilarious story illustrates ones resistance to change but let not the light hearted explanation laid out here diminish its rationale. It begins with five monkeys.The Critique.....
States by Fiscal Condition 2016. Bottom Five; Kentucky, Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. See them all...
Gay Pride Drifts - But to Where? After winning on marriage, it faces an identity crisis. Justin Trudeau made history by marching with tens of thousands of people in Toronto's Gay Pride parade, becoming the country's first sitting prime minister to participate. In post-Christian America, support for gay rights is barely about gays anymore; rather, this year's Pride parade in New York City was marked primarily by denunciations of President Trump. For large stretches of it, gay pride was shelved, subordinated to the demands of the political moment. In Toronto, Pride rolled over to the demands of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter and banned police from its march. In Chicago, Pride banned Jews... The Story.....
Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper.
But before we run out of the essentials, let's finally admit that after decade upon decade of taxing and spending and borrowing, Illinois has finally run out of other people's money. Those "other people" include taxpayers who've abandoned the state. And now Illinois faces doomsday. Presented in this tongue and check essay by Chicago Tribune journalest, John Kass is one solution. Also shown (VIDEO) is an alternative solution by Lou Dobbs.
Have a Laugh.
Residents know SRQ is Sarasota Florida's Airport code. Folks used to come to Sarasota for the relaxed atmosphere, slower pace, beautiful gulf beaches, it's bay and water fun. It's also been a haven for artists whose community consists of fine and contemporary art to performing art all starting during the days of Ringling. A first time visitor will no doubt be impressed. A returning visitor after a decade is less likely. Quaint downtown is now canyon lands. Streets are shadowed by high rise condos and office buildings on both sides with a half dozen or more planned as 2017 heads into 2018. Continued.....
How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool. You wouldn't have noticed it unless you knew where - and how - to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published recently contained a clue that may have led authorities to its source. Spread throughout the pages were barely visible yellow dots, each less than a millimeter in diameter, repeated over and over in the same rectangular pattern. You could see them by zooming in on the pages and adjusting the color. Or, if you had the original printed papers, you could have inspected them with a magnifying glass and a blue LED light.The story.
Rage is all the Rage, and It's Dangerous What we are living through in America is not only a division but a great estrangement. It is between those who support Donald Trump and those who despise him, between left and right, between the two parties, and even to some degree between the bases of those parties and their leaders in Washington. It is between the religious and those who laugh at Your Make Believe Friend, between cultural progressives and those who wish not to have progressive ways imposed upon them. It is between the coasts and the center, between those in flyover country and those who decide what flyover will watch on television next season. What Peggy Noonan has to say.
Physicists Outline 10 Different Dimensions and How You'd Experience Them We may remember the graphed coordinates from math class with the x and y-axes plus a third dimension, depth (the z-axis). Another way to look at it is latitude, longitude, and altitude, which can locate any object on Earth. These are followed by the fourth dimension, space-time. Everything has to occur somewhere and at a certain time. After that, things get weird. (God shows up too.) The leading theory today to explain the nature of our universe, contends that there are 10 dimensions. That's nine of space and one of time.Your Journey is here. (includes video)
The cult of ignorance in the US: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America. There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility. Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward for several decades, by a combination of heretofore irresistible forces. These include the triumph of video culture over print culture; a disjunction between Americans' rising level of formal education and their shaky grasp of basic geography, science and history. Continued.....
Unlike gold or dollar bills, the digital currency known as bitcoin does not physically exist. There is no there there. Even so, there is excitement - and speculation. And a wild rollercoaster ride. The price of bitcoin has more than tripled recently. At one point in May, the value of a single bitcoin spiked above $3,000, only to yo-yo back down. Once only a curiosity with strong appeal to libertarians and technologists, bitcoin's supporters now include hedge fund managers, titans of industry and a former Treasury secretary. Some say the currency - and its unique underlying technology - have crossed a threshold of respectability, even as new problems loom.The story.
A new bill would require the NYPD to disclose & describe all "surveillance technology," which it defines as "equipment, software, or system capable of, or used or designed for, collecting, retaining, processing, or sharing audio, video, location, thermal, biometric, or similar information." The cops would have to post this information online annually and respond to public comments. The effort is backed by such anti-antiterror stalwarts as the New York ACLU and the Brennan Center. Manhattan Democrat Daniel Garodnick, a co-sponsor, says the measure would Continued.....
Democratic pressure is ceaseless yet Republicans struggle despite controlling the White House and both branches of Congress.
Why, because most GOP leaders (RINOS) just dont want to make waves by supporting Trump. They are content in their jobs with its perks, put personal interest above constituents and are essentially cowards fearing becoming the focus of the Democrats and their allies in the press. Buy haey, no one can say it better that Judge Jeanine Pirro. Watch her video.
Illinois careens into financial meltdow and not even the lottery is safe. Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe - with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering "banana republic" territory. Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards. A top financial official just warned 100 percent of the state's monthly revenue will be eaten up by court-ordered payments. And Illinois will - literally - lose the lottery if the budget fails. The story.
Republican Chairman of House Oversight Committee - Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Utah), QUITS!His interview explains how this good man became dispirited, deflated and demoralized during the process of trying to get things done in DC. "The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State ...... That's my experience, and that's not what I expected." Watch the interview.
Obama's third term began post Election.
It's been learned that Obama was planning to run the country from outside the White House. And that the "Obama Anonymous" - a network of staffers embedded in the government was the real threat. Since then Obama's Kalorama mansion has become a shadow White House. And the Obama Anonymous network later to become the "OFA" was doing everything it can to bring down an elected government. Valerie Jarrett has moved into the shadow White House to plot operations and Tom Perez has given him control of the corpse of the DNC after fending off a Sandernista bid from Keith Ellison. The full story
Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name very carefully. Sometimes I cry. In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live on the Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston. I write novels for a living. I have never served in the military. Continued.....
Washington D.C. is not supposed to be the center of the world and yet four of the seven richest counties in the U.S. are now the suburbs that ring Washington, D.C. Why - because it is a river of money and corruption and all sorts of power. Our entire national mindshare flows to here like Washington like it is the center of everything - and where the working class neighborhoods of the high rolling bureaucrat class lives. Washington builds no iPhones. It doesn't really build much of anything, and it doesn't create any wealth - it just takes it..... The whole story.
Ayn Rand, Russian-American novelist, playwright, and philosopher. She was sharply critical of most philosophers and philosophical traditions known to her, except for Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. Literary critics received Rand's fiction with mixed reviews, and academia generally ignored or rejected her philosophy, though academic interest. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. She has been a significant influence among libertarians and American conservatives. Her story.
Sessions ends revenue stream for Obama's leftie Slush Funds "We're not talking about chump change here. My understanding is in the last 30 months before the new administration came in, the Justice Department had funneled about a billion dollars to outside third party groups". And who exactly received the money? "Environmental groups, civil-rights groups, ACORN-type groups, even Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement which includes $2 Billion investment towards electric cars."Story with Video
Justice Ginsburg must disqualify herself in the Trump travel ban case In a series of interviews last July, she leveled disparaging comments about then-candidate Trump that were stunning and unprecedented for a sitting high court justice. In a CNN interview, she said of candidate Trump, "He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?"
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Schumer's in a bind. Play on tax reform or lose the state and local deduction. The Senate Minority Leader recently styled part of President Trump's tax plan as "a dagger aimed at the heart" of New Yorkers. Like many other Democrats, he's apoplectic about a plan to end the state and local tax deduction.........Note that New York and California, which are home to top income-tax rates above 12%, have been run by progressives for decades. Which brings us to the left's real objection: The deduction underwrites spending and punitive taxes that would be harder to sustain politically without the generous federal write-off. The Rest of the story
Why Do the Young Reject Capitalism? At the same time, they celebrate entrepreneurs and free enterprise. When did capitalism become anathema to young people - and why? About a year ago the Institute of Politics at Harvard released survey results showing that more than half of respondents between 18 and 29 do not support capitalism, the free-market system that underpins our economy. An astonishing one-third said they support socialism. Clearly the tenets of capitalism are deeply and fundamentally misunderstood. The story and statistics.
Most of us know of Einstein's Relativity as E=mc2. It's the simple formula for calculating / explaining of the very large in the universe - gravity, planets, galaxies, black holes etc. On the other side of the coin there is the very small and its formulary called Quantum Mechanics. That would be atoms, electrons, quarks, neutrinos etc. As was Einstein and todays physicists, they have been trying to find a formula for both. The problem is, what happens at the quantum level defies logic. Even Einstein called events "Spooky" and riddled by paradoxes. Relax and be mesmerized by this 27 minute Video made for the would be physicist in us. Some say it even proves Harshem. The Video
How Trump can pull us back from the Abyss of Terrorism "We stand with our European allies, but we will not walk in their foot steps and repeat their mistakes." That is the message the president must convey to the American people in light of the growing Islamic insurgency in the West.Like the story of the frog in gradually boiling water, we become acclimated to the most potent and dangerous absurdities foisted upon us by the political elite. No other generation of western leaders would have allowed the Islamic insurgency to fester within their own countries for this long and still remain willfully blind to the existential threat within their midst. Yet here we are, and none of the western leaders are willing to confront the truth. The story.
North Korea Dreams of Turning Out the Lights. Detonating a nuke above Seoul would sow chaos. Conventional wisdom holds that it will be years before North Korea can credibly threaten the U.S. with a nuclear attack. Kim Jong Un's scientists are still testing only low-yield nuclear weapons, the thinking goes, and have yet to place them on ballistic missiles capable of reaching America's West Coast. While its technological shortcomings have been well documented, North Korea's desire to provoke a nuclear conflict with the U.S. should not be minimized or ignored. Pyongyang is surely close to getting it right. For South Korea the danger is more immediate. ..... The full story.