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  • Free Speech Panel at CPAC Canceled by Pamela Geller After Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Banned

    02/22/2018 4:36:52 AM PST · by Raymann · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/21/18 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Conservative commentator Pam Geller revealed on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday morning that her panel on free speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had been canceled because she refused to remove Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit as a participant. “Late last night, I received a call … demanding that I remove one of the speakers from the panel. I would not do this. I told them it was unconscionable that a panel on free speech — I mean, it’s, I don’t know if anybody sees the irony, and this just happened — and I’m sorry, I’m breaking it...
  • Today's Toons 2/22/18

    02/22/2018 3:19:40 AM PST · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 2/22/18 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • This Designer Label Is Selling a Plastic Bag for $590

    02/22/2018 2:45:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Money ^ | February 21, 2018 | Allana Akhtar
    For the mega-rich, clearly, a regular plastic grocery bag is too drab. Céline, a France-based luxury clothing brand, unveiled a transparent plastic shopping bag during Paris Spring/Summer 2018 fashion week in January. The bag has since been spotted in a Nordstrom pop-up store in Seattle, retailing for $590. (That is approximately $589.95 higher than what a regular plastic bag costs to produce.)
  • Obama not under investigation for treason [media got trolled?]

    02/21/2018 9:46:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2018 4:19 PM EST
    A story claiming an FBI official has announced he’s investigating former President Barack Obama and other Democrats for treason is not true. The false story also incorrectly identified the official as “the U.S. District Attorney.” The site conservativefighters said that Dana Boente, general counsel to the FBI, will pursue treason charges against Obama “and any liberals or Democrats working to undermine the president.” Boente never made such an announcement and he is wrongly identified in the story as the U.S. District Attorney. …
  • Opinion: Investors who believe in a free lunch are about to get a very expensive bill

    02/21/2018 9:00:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nigam Arora
    Martketwatch -- (and now, for a contrarian column) -- More and more investors believe there is a free lunch. That is, you get something for nothing. In investing, people have been getting a free lunch: Stocks (and bonds) have been rising for years without a bad turnout. Will there ever be consequences of massive money printing by central banks, $20 trillion in national debt, a high trade deficit, underfunded social-program liabilities and higher deficits resulting from tax reform? One would think so. In theory, gold is supposed to be a hedge against the supposed free lunch investors are enjoying. In...
  • Lindsey Vonn in position to win gold in women's combined

    02/21/2018 8:39:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Feb 21, 2018, 10:49 PM | Jay Busbee
    Vonn took off 13th, and posted a time of 1:39.37, good enough for first place.
  • Parkland students interview during shooting?

    02/21/2018 8:38:02 PM PST · by MNDude · 8 replies
    This is a video of a girl from parkland supposedly interviewing as she is hiding in a closet during the shooting. She is being interviewed by that Hogg guy. She goes into a long speech about how she is against guns and some kind of legislation or something should be done. There was videos of that Hogg guy talking also, but YouTube his removed those videos on fortunately. What's going on here? Your thoughts?
  • U.S. Treasury Official Slams China's 'Non-Market Behavior' (Gigantic Communist system)

    02/21/2018 8:36:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 8 replies
    US News ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | By David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury's top diplomat ramped up his criticisms of China's economic policies on Wednesday, accusing Beijing of "patently non-market behavior" and saying that the United States needed stronger responses to counter it. David Malpass, Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, said at a forum in Washington that China should no longer be "congratulated" by the world for its progress and policies. "They went to Davos a year ago and said 'We're into trade,' when in reality what they’re doing is perpetuating a system that worked for their benefit but ended up costing jobs in most of the...
  • Who is Alex van der Zwaan and why does he matter? Connecting the Dots

    02/21/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 19 replies
    Vachel Lindsay (sic) Twitter Account ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Vachel Lindsay (sic)
    Mueller indicts lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. MSM scream: the evil Drumpf is about to fall! They're embarrassingly WRONG, of course. And they are MISLEADING you, by not mentioning OTHER names (bombshells incoming). Let me explain.
  • Merkel risks WRATH of Trump as Germany’s trade surplus with US widens AGAIN

    According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), Germany exported £44.6billion (€50.5billion) more goods into the US than it imported from there – up from £43.1billion (€48.9billion) in 2016. It is the latest evidence of a growing gap between what Germany has been exporting to the US than it imports there. In 2000, the export surplus was reported to be £12.9billion (€14.6billion) and since the turn of the millennium the surplus peaked in 2015 at £47.2billion (€53.5billion). Last year, the US was largest buyer of German goods with exports from the EU powerhouse totalling £98.4billion (€111.5billion). (please see link, for full...
  • JROTC

    02/21/2018 8:21:03 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largest character development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. The National Defense Act of 1916 established organized JROTC programs at public and private educational institutions. In 1964, Congress expanded the program to all military services and changed from active duty to shared support from the services and schools. As congressionally mandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have a JROTC program to “instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United...
  • TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM - CLEAR METAL?!

    02/21/2018 8:01:36 PM PST · by goldendelicious · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7-24-2017 | Tiffany Loverd
    Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. It is marketed under the name ALON by Surmet Corporation. AlON is optically transparent (≥80%) in the near-ultraviolet, visible and midwave-infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is 4 times harder than fused silica glass, 85% as hard as sapphire, and nearly 15% harder than magnesium aluminate spinel. Since it has a cubic spinel structure, it can be fabricated to transparent windows, plates, domes, rods, tubes and other forms using conventional ceramic powder processing techniques. ALON is the hardest polycrystalline transparent ceramic available commercially. Combination of optical...
  • Chinese Wreckers Inflicted 50 Millions Rubles in Damage in a Pacific Federal District Indicted

    02/21/2018 7:42:23 PM PST · by NorseViking · 4 replies
    The damage from the actions of citizens of PRC in Primorye amounted to more than 50 million rubles. They face a lengthy imprisonment if convicted. Citizens of China are jailed before trial in Primorye for attempting to illegally export a large batch of wild animal parts, including the endangered Amur tiger, as well as firearms, ammunition and amber to the PRC, PRIMPRESS reports citing the press service of the Amur Tiger Protection Center. According to the experts, the main part of the contraband are the derivatives of at least five individuals of the Amur tiger (clad skins, 18 claws, bones...
  • I'm sorry-What is the matter with Broward County, Florida?

    02/21/2018 7:39:14 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff ^ | February 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    I'm getting fired up tonight. I don't think I can take this. High schoolers acting like bad boys running up to politicians talking fresh to hosts and politicians, staged chants at this CNN town hall. I have visited Miami-Dade and the Hillsborough area. Florida Freepers, what's the matter with Broward County? Is that place a left-wing zone or what?
  • Hunter using animal caller is mistaken for coyote and killed

    02/21/2018 7:31:08 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2018 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A hunter in North Carolina who was using an electronic animal caller was fatally shot by a man with an AR-15 who said he mistook the sounds for coyotes roaming near his home, police and relatives said. Michael Seth Marsh, 26, was killed late Monday in a wooded area in Taylorsville, about 60 miles northwest of Charlotte, as he was hunting coyotes with a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and an electronic coyote call, the Taylorsville Times reports. Marsh was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he could not be saved. Marsh is survived by his wife, Katy, and two children,...
  • The Boys of Winter -- February 22, 1980

    02/21/2018 7:30:58 PM PST · by Alberta's Child · 25 replies
    The Boys of Winter ^ | 2005 | Jim Craig
    Years before I ever heard of Lake Placid or the Olympics, before I knew the name of a single Russian hockey player, I was a kid in Massachusetts who wanted to be the next Bobby Orr. I grew up skating on Holmes' Pond, which took its name from our next-door neighbor, Mrs. Holmes, who owned it. A man named Phil Thompson, our postman, was the person who told me I should try organized hockey in the Easton Junior Hockey League. He had already been working on it with my mother. He was a fine postman and an even better...
  • Jennifer Lawrence ‘Extremely Offended’ After Feminists Criticize Her Revealing Dress

    02/21/2018 7:26:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | February 21, 2018 | Charlie Nash
    Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence hit back at feminists who attacked her for wearing a “revealing” dress in cold weather, writing on Facebook Wednesday that she is “extremely offended” and calling her critics “sexist.” Lawrence came under fire for wearing a Versace dress, which critics described as “revealing,” while posing for a photo with her Red Sparrow co-stars Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons, Matthias Schoenaerts, and director Francis Lawrence, who wore winter coats. Helen Lewis, the deputy editor of the New Statesman, received thousands of likes in her critique of Lawrence’s choice of clothing.
  • Wreck Claim Triggers Treasure Conflict Dispute Over Sunken Ship

    02/21/2018 7:20:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | January 30, 1999 | unattributed
    Exclusive reports of the discovery of King Charles I's coronation riches last night triggered a transatlantic treasure war involving two independent expeditions. The group which claims to have found the wreck described the odds that it was the king's ferry as better than even. However, San Diego-based diver Bill Warren, who heads a rival team, said: ''We have really done our homework on this and I am absolutely not convinced.'' Mr Warren, who formed a Scottish company, Golden Quest, for the project, said he had spent seven months dealing with various authorities, including the Crown Estates Commissioners, to secure permission...
  • Yard Goats cancel monkey rodeo show after complaints made

    02/21/2018 7:19:52 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    wfsb.com ^ | Feb 19, 2018 | Courtney Zieller
    HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - A type of rodeo event coming to the Yard Goats stadium was quickly canceled after it turned into a firestorm on social media. The event was called The Cowboy- Rodeo Monkey Show, which showcases monkeys acting as cowboys riding dogs. The Yard Goats posted the event on Facebook about a week ago and since then hundreds of people have been sounding off urging them to cancel the event. On Monday, they canceled it. “People in Connecticut love animals, they care about animal welfare and this is not the type of entertainment that our state appreciates,” said...
  • Is it possible to expose the Democratic Party for becoming a totalitarian cult? (vanity)

    02/21/2018 6:20:56 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 29 replies
    FPO
    Just asking what people think. And here is the contact form for the DNC. "We want to hear from you," they say in all caps. https://my.democrats.org/page/s/contact-the-democrats They should listen to what any American has to say since they do, after all, represent the whole country, all citizens, and they've sworn oaths to America. Clearly, though, they want to be dictators, and they think only what's acceptable to them should be allowed.