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  • A Most Unwelcome Leader

    02/18/2019 12:35:42 PM PST · by dvan · 8 replies
    The Word with Steve ^ | August 21, 2018 | Steve Scmutzer
    You have to admit – it’s a fantastic story. Against all odds, a well-known polarizing figure gains the leadership of an entire nation – the world’s number one superpower. But he’s an outsider. He’s not one of the establishment folk, and his path to power was an unconventional one. Not everyone is happy about this – especially the members of the ruling class. This new guy’s a legitimate threat to their self-serving agenda, and his early successes force them to rethink what they most want to believe about themselves. While the new leader gained his position through proper process, plenty...
  • [American] Hoda Muthana 'deeply regrets' joining Isis and wants to return home

    02/18/2019 12:29:52 PM PST · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 Feb 19 | Martin Chulov and Bethan McKernan
    An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last pocket of land controlled by Islamic State says she “deeply regrets” travelling to Syria to join the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama. Once one of Isis’s most prominent online agitators who took to social media to call for the blood of Americans to be spilled, Hoda Muthana, 24, claims to have made a “big mistake” when she left the US four years ago and says she was brainwashed into doing so online.
  • The True Meaning of That Green New Deal

    02/18/2019 12:11:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2019 | Lee Edwards
    It would be easy to dismiss the Green New Deal as an impossible progressive dream, but that would be a mistake. The Green New Deal is not the bucket list of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow travelers, but a blueprint to turn America into a socialist state. It is the culmination of a 90-year campaign, begun with FDR and the first New Deal. “The first obligation of government is the protection of the welfare and well-being, indeed the very existence, of its citizens,” presidential nominee Franklin D. Roosevelt said at the 1932 Democratic National Convention. Roosevelt said that in...
  • Exploring the Intricate Link between Climate Change and Obesity

    02/18/2019 12:09:29 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | February 19, 2016 | by Aafrin Kidwai
    India has great disparities when it comes to food access: while 194 million people go hungry to bed daily, another 30 million are battling obesity. And now, a new challenge has been added to the mix: climate change. Rising temperatures, variable rainfall, extreme weather events and loss of agricultural land due to droughts and floods are impacting food production, availability and access around the world. A 2011 FAO report quotes research predicting a 20% increase in global child malnutrition, compared to a world not weighed down by the burden of climate change. But what does climate change have to do...
  • Global climate targets will be missed as deforestation rises, study says

    02/18/2019 11:58:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | February 18, 2019 | by Rob Picheta (D-CNN)
    International targets to cut emissions and limit climate change will be missed due to rises in deforestation and delays in changing how humans use land, a new study warns. Nearly 100 countries pledged to make their use of land less damaging to the climate, mainly by limiting deforestation rates and boosting forest restocking, when they signed the Paris Agreement in 2015. But those commitments were unrealistic and need to be stepped up dramatically, according to researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology who pointed to inaction by richer countries and a rise in deforestation in several countries since the treaty...
  • Sharp rise in methane levels threatens world climate targets

    02/18/2019 11:48:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 17, 2019 | by Robin McKie
    Dramatic rises in atmospheric methane are threatening to derail plans to hold global temperature rises to 2C, scientists have warned. In a paper published by the American Geophysical Union, researchers say sharp rises in levels of methane - which is a powerful greenhouse gas - have strengthened over the past four years. Urgent action is now required to halt further increases in methane in the atmosphere, to avoid triggering enhanced global warming and temperature rises well beyond 2C. “What we are now witnessing is extremely worrying,” said one of the paper’s lead authors, Professor Euan Nisbet of Royal Holloway, University...
  • CBS’s Lara Logan on Media Bias: ‘Unless You Seek Out Breitbart,’ You Won’t See the ‘Other Side’

    02/18/2019 10:54:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Feb 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Lara Logan, foreign correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes, said Breitbart News offers “the other side” of news media relative to what she described as a mostly left-wing and partisan Democrat news landscape in the U.S. and abroad. She offered her remarks in an interview published last Friday with the Mike Drop podcast, hosted by retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland.Ritland characterized U.S. news media as “absurdly left-leaning” and supportive of Democrats, further describing the status quo of American news media’s left-wing and partisan Democrat biases as a “huge f__ing problem” and “disaster for this country.”Logan concurred, “I agree with that. That’s...
  • Pat Caddell Could See Over the Horizon

    02/18/2019 10:21:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 18, 2019 | J. Christian Adams
    Michael Walsh has this excellent piece on the passing of Pat Caddell. I cannot add much more to Walsh’s spot-on comparison of Pat to an Old Testament Jeremiah, but I’ll try. Pat deserves as much applause as he can get. Pat and I spoke at many of the same events. I had the pleasure of dining with his daughter’s family at one back in 2011, and from there, Pat and I struck up an intermittent conversation over the years about election issues and projects. When I was in Charleston, we found a steakhouse somewhere to conspire. The last time...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,WOR AM,February 18,2018

    02/18/2019 8:48:03 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 18, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAWELCOMERushToMondayEIBExcellrnceDITTOS!
  • Ex-FBI official: 'Crime may have been committed' by Trump (gag alert)

    02/18/2019 2:27:37 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    wraltv-AP ^ | 2/18/2019 | Eric Tucker
    WASHINGTON — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a "crime may have been committed" when President Donald Trump fired the head of the FBI and tried to publicly undermine an investigation into his campaign's ties to Russia. McCabe also said in the interview with "60 Minutes" that the FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia, and therefore a possible national security threat, following the May 2017 firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.
  • Bill Barr’s Hot Mess

    02/18/2019 7:46:49 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 21 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 2/17/19 | Kimberley Strassel
    It’s fitting that William Barr’s confirmation as attorney general happened just as two powerful law-enforcement figures were trading accusations involving President Trump. Barr’s greatest challenge isn’t antitrust deals, immigration policy or even handling special counsel Robert Mueller. His overriding challenge is to reboot a Justice Department that has shredded its reputation and lost the confidence of Congress and the public. It’s hard to feel confident in law enforcement when a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Andrew McCabe, reveals that a small cabal of unelected senior law-enforcement officers held meetings in May 2017 to plot Trump’s removal...
  • The Kuhner Report, Jeffrey T. Kuhner,M-F,9 AM-12NOONPM,EST,WRKO AM,February 21-March 3,2019

    02/18/2019 5:55:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Sound Off Connecticut,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,February18-March 3,2019,WTIC AM

    02/18/2019 5:43:27 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jim Vicevich/Pastor Will Marotti
    Good Morning And WELCOME To Sound Off Connecticut!
  • NATIONAL EMERGENCY: Trump's Executive Orders To Destroy Deep State Criminal Cabal

    02/18/2019 3:45:28 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/17/19 | Greg Reese
    A must watch about National Emergencies. The history of it, and President Trumps's National Emergency on the border. Please share with all.
  • New Yorkers fleeing to Florida need to leave their terrible blue state policies behind as well

    02/17/2019 4:54:53 PM PST · by Magnatron · 111 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 February 2019 | Ed Pozzuoli
    Back in the day, my native New York State feasted on the iconic I♡NY ad campaign, enticing Americans to drop in and spend their dollars in the Big Apple. But now, we’re being treated to the spectacle of the state’s governor selling… not New York, but Florida! In a recent press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo blamed a $2.3 billion budget deficit in New York on the compounding effect of federal tax reform on the state’s sky-high taxes. And according to the Wall Street Journal, “(Cuomo) specifically mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers who are unhappy...
  • Fox News Poll: Capitalism buries socialism

    02/17/2019 3:01:30 PM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    Fox news ^ | Feb 13, 2019 | Dana Blanton
    Capitalism is far more popular than socialism, according to a Fox News Poll of registered voters. The poll also finds economic optimism high, and the number wanting help from the government the lowest in years. The new poll, released Wednesday, asks what message voters want to send to the federal government. Over half would say “leave me alone.” About a third would ask Uncle Sam to “lend me a hand.” The 34 percent saying “lend me a hand” is down from 41 percent last year and 39 percent in 2016. The 55 percent who would tell the government “leave me...
  • Jonathan Turley on Trump’s emergency declaration: ‘Democrats will lose’ on merits of case

    02/17/2019 2:35:47 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 20 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/17. 19 | Jon Dougherty
    George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley, a noted constitutional expert, explained the difference on Friday between President Barack Obama’s legal case involving lawsuits against Obamacare and President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. “They’re using the case where I represented the House of Representatives against Obamacare. And we won. But this is not the same case,” Turley said on “Fox & Friends. “What President Obama did was order the Treasury essentially to be opened up and to pay insurance companies. That’s a different type of funding.” “What Trump is going to do is he’s going to use money that...
  • Limbaugh: Immigration Is an Emergency — Our ‘Culture’ at Risk from ‘Parade of Illegal People...’

    02/17/2019 10:01:03 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/2019
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” nationally syndicated conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said President Donald Trump was right to declare a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border to build a wall. Limbaugh, “We have an emergency. This is an invasion. The very existence and definition of American culture, American society, the rule of law. Why does nobody talk about the fact that millions and millions and millions of people are breaking the law coming here illegally and that the Democrat Party wants that to happen?” He added, “It is undeniable that we have a major immigration problem...
  • 'SNL': Trump slaps back after Alec Baldwin mocks his national emergency news conference

    02/17/2019 9:47:52 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 26 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | February 17, 2019 | Erin Jensen
  • CNN's Lemon Likens Border 'Emergency' to Gun Violence

    02/17/2019 7:41:12 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 2/16/2019 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's CNN Tonight, conservative CNN contributor Steve Cortes was outnumbered 2-1 as host Don Lemon and frequent guest and Donald Trump critic Rick Wilson lambasted him for supporting President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. Lemon argued that the border situation is no more of an emergency than is gun violence, and repeated an inaccurate and frequent CNN claim that asylum seekers from Central America are not breaking the law by crossing the border without permission. Wilson declared that President Trump "hates brown people so much" that he was unwilling to approve a...