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  • Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

    08/15/2018 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2018 | by Kristen Millares Young
    SEATTLE — Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated nutrients and fertilizers left over from cannabis growing operations are being dumped in public sewers and making their way past wastewater treatment plants into Puget Sound. And millions of pounds of weed harvest waste that could be composted are instead getting trucked to landfills. This, in a part of the country that prides itself on being environmentally friendly. “We’re seeing a lot of marijuana...
  • Christian-hating transgender VT gubernatorial candidate duped by satire site

    08/15/2018 12:24:48 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/15/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: Christian-hating transgender VT gubernatorial candidate duped by satire site: ‘Some evangelists just crazy!’ Blinded by Hate: The country’s first major party transgender gubernatorial candidate, Christine Hallquist, has repeatedly demonstrated in the recent past she has no love for Christians. In fact, the Democratic candidate appears to be so blinded by hate for our country’s dominant religious philosophy that she allowed it to cloud her better judgment when she responded negatively to a post at a Christian-themed satire site, the Babylon Bee.
  • UN says an estimated 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela

    08/15/2018 12:10:07 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | August 14, 2018 | Edith M. Lederer, Associated Presstitute
    An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans had fled the crisis-wracked country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, the United Nations said Tuesday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that those fleeing — about 7 percent of Venezuela’s 32.8 million people — cite lack of food as the main reason for leaving. U.N. humanitarian officials report that 1.3 million of those who fled were “suffering from malnourishment,” he said. Oil-rich Venezuela has been sinking deeper into an economic and political crisis. Hyperinflation and widespread shortages of food and medicine are battering the country, and the International Monetary Fund...
  • First Transgender Nominee For Governor Thinks ‘Radicalized Christians’ Are A Problem

    08/15/2018 12:07:45 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/14/2018 | Scott Morefield
    Christine Hallquist, the country’s first major party transgender candidate as the newly minted Democratic nominee for the governorship of Vermont, once tweeted an insinuation that “radicalized Christians” are a problem that Americans currently “tolerate.” “And we worry about sharia law!!” Hallquist tweeted in June 2017 along with a link to an article from “LGBTQ Nation” about a girl disqualified from a soccer team because she looked like a boy. “Radicalized Christians are a part of the American landscape, and we tolerate it.”
  • Smart Growth and Green Growth – It is Not What You Think

    08/15/2018 12:04:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    Progressives (regressives) have been educating (indoctrinating) our American children for decades, inculcating (forcing) ideas such as political correctness (approved speech), globalism (one world government), global warming/climate change (redistribution of wealth), income equality (confiscation of wealth), resistance (anarchy), social justice (reverse discrimination), and tolerance (intolerance). Progressivism has generally succeeded in creating a few generations of snowflakes (melting babies given to tantrums) and college graduates whose degrees were expensive and useless. But nobody is complaining about higher education escalating costs and globalist indoctrination. Progressives have been urging their followers to make everything smart (U.N. compliant), to learn to deal with water shortages...
  • Lena Dunham marks 9 month anniversary of her hysterectomy with naked pictures [BARF ALERT]

    08/15/2018 11:55:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 62 replies
    Metro ^ | 15 Aug 18 | Abigail Malbon
    Lena Dunham has shared an emotional message alongside naked pictures nine months after her hysterectomy. The 32-year-old, who had the operation in December after suffering for years with endometriosis, said the occasion felt bittersweet. She explained that the date was particularly poignant as nine months is the length of time a woman carries a baby before birth – and ‘I won’t ever do it the way I planned to.’
  • MasterCard shuts down Robert Spencer’s Patreon account, offers no explanation.

    08/15/2018 11:45:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 21 replies
    The Caldron Pool | August 15, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    Robert Spencer, best selling author and director of Jihad Watch, has had his Patreon account disabled. Mr Spencer sent out a Tweet earlier today explaining: “I’ve been axed from Patreon, without explanation, warning or notice — no doubt as part of the ongoing efforts of the Left to deny all platforms to those who reject its agenda.” Patreon’s official Twitter page responded to Mr Spencer blaming the decision on MasterCard saying, “We emailed you earlier today which explained that unfortunately Mastercard required us to remove your account. You replied to us but if you have further questions we’re happy to...
  • YouTube: Video of Children Murdered by Islamic Terrorists is Hate Speech

    08/15/2018 11:00:01 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The video appears to date back to somewhere around 2005 to 2008. I was one of many who uploaded it back then to commemorate the Israeli children murdered by Islamic terrorists during a particular period of years. You can still find it as a slideshow, and as a webpage.
  • Australian Senator Unapologetic aftwer "Final Solution" Speech

    08/15/2018 10:42:45 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    KOMO.com via AP ^ | 8/15/18 | AP
    An Australian senator is being condemned for his speech in Parliament advocating reviving a white-only immigration policy and using the term "final solution" in calling for a vote on which migrants to admit into the country. Fraser Anning has refused to apologize for the content of his first upper house speech. But politicians across the spectrum were united in denouncing his words. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and opposition Labor leader Bill Shorten gave passionate Parliament speeches Wednesday opposing Anning's comments. ****** Anning also called for a complete ban on Muslim immigration and linked Muslim communities to terrorism and being on...
  • Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate: 'I'm Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is'

    08/15/2018 10:37:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Susan Jones
    "I'm not sure I even know what socialism is," Christine Hallquist, the nation's first transgender nominee for governor, told CNN's New Day on Wednesday. "I'm not a person who's big on labels, because I've found labels are used to separate people," said Hallquist, who easily won Tuesday's Democrat primary election in Vermont and will now face incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November.
  • The Theory of Political Relative Relativity

    08/15/2018 10:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    It's quite simple: Some political relatives are more equal than others. Agenda-driven journalists love to exploit familial dysfunction when a prominent politician is conservative and his or her kinfolk espouse liberal views. When a vengeful offspring, sibling, cousin or distant relation wants to wreak havoc, instant fame and adoration are just a tweet or call away. The media schadenfreude over such bloody bloodline battles is thicker than California wildfire smoke. By contrast, relatives who openly challenge powerful Democrats are dismissed as gadflies and publicity hounds. Remember when Barack Obama's half-brother Malik criticized his younger sibling over his coddling of corrupt...
  • Pawlenty, who called Trump 'unfit and unhinged,' derailed in comeback attempt in Minnesota

    08/15/2018 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/2018 | By Gregg Re
    Tim Pawlenty -- who briefly ran for president in 2012 and had derided President Trump as "unhinged" -- was denied in his effort to stage a political comeback and become Minnesota’s governor again in the race to replace Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won in Tuesday's Minnesota GOP gubernatorial primary despite Pawlenty's enormous fundraising and name recognition advantages. He also won despite his own history as the party's losing candidate for governor four years ago. Pawlenty joins several other prominent Republicans -- including Reps. Martha Roby and Mark Sanford, as well as Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob...
  • Social Security Fails

    08/15/2018 9:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | John Stossel
    Social Security is running out of money. You may not believe that, but it's a fact. That FICA money taken from your paycheck was not saved for you in a "trust fund." Politicians misled us. They spent every penny the moment it came in. This started as soon as they created Social Security. They assumed that FICA payments from young workers would cover the cost of sending checks to older people. After all, at the time, most Americans died before they reached 65. Now, however, people keep living longer. There just aren't enough young people to cover my Social Security...
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 191 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    Yesterday I visited our local bookstore and was struck by the abundance of magazine covers promoting marijuana. Later my wife commented that she’s received two ads this week for cannabis products, something she’s never received before! What’s going on? In case you haven’t noticed or are simply distracted by the busyness of life, propaganda promoting marijuana and its legalization is bombarding us. Should we be concerned about something that is celebrated as a “harmless recreational” indulgence that progressive people should embrace excitedly? Recently our state newspaper ran a prominent piece by a young woman calling for weed to be legalized....
  • Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

    08/15/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT · by RideForever · 33 replies
    CNN (Clinton News Network) ^ | 8/15/2018 | Gregory Krieg, CNN
    Ilhan Omar, a progressive state legislator, will win the Democratic primary in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, CNN projects. Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar -- who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee -- would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November. Omar is also on a path to arrive in Washington, DC, next year with Michigan Democratic House nominee Rashida Tlaib, who is running unopposed in the fall, to become the...
  • Omarosa’s Failed Fake Book and the Media’s Fake News - Greenfield

    08/15/2018 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 15, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Omarosa’s Failed Fake Book and the Media’s Fake News The golden age of Trump bashing may be over. August 15, 2018 Daniel Greenfield ​Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Did a major publishing firm waste seven figures on Unhinged, Omarosa Manigault’s fake book? A parody tweet featuring a faked except from Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury book created the Gorilla Channel meme as media types quickly fell for the idea that President Trump spent 17 hours a day watching an imaginary cable...
  • It’s no laughing matter — SF forming Poop Patrol to keep sidewalks clean

    08/15/2018 8:55:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | August 14, 2018 | Heather Knight
    In a city where filthy sidewalks are many residents’ No. 1 complaint, City Hall has come up with a new way to deal with No. 2. It sounds like silly elementary school banter, but it’s real. San Francisco is about to launch the Poop Patrol. In about a month, a team of five Public Works staffers will begin patrolling the alleys around Polk Street and other hot spots in a vehicle equipped with a steam cleaner.
  • Christian baker vindicated by SCOTUS back in court for not baking a gender transitioning cake

    08/15/2018 7:24:38 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 115 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 15th 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and was vindicated by the Supreme Court earlier this year is mounting another legal challenge this week after refusing to bake a gender-transitioning cake. Shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission discriminated against baker Jack Phillips for his religious beliefs, an attorney requested he create a cake that was pink on the inside and blue on the outside to represent a gender transition from male to female. As a Christian, Mr. Phillips would not make the cake since it...
  • Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff

    08/15/2018 7:11:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 15, 2018 | by Jon Abraham
    A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. There are many really important insights from this paper. The authors wanted to know how feedbacks in the Earth’s climate will play a role in shaping the climate in the future. By feedbacks, we mean a change in one part of the climate that then causes another change, which in turn may cause another change, and...
  • What If Everybody Sucks At Everything?

    08/15/2018 7:04:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, President Trump went on a Twitter rampage -- rightly so -- over the firing of FBI agent Peter Strzok. Strzok, you'll recall, is the agent who was tasked with overseeing both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian election-interference investigation. The married agent was texting with his married paramour, Lisa Page, at the time -- and among their sexy texts was a bevy concerning their hatred for then-candidate Donald Trump. The Department of Justice inspector general report condemned Strzok's behavior, stating that it was "not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously,...