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  • 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...
  • MasterCard shuts down Robert Spencer’s Patreon account, offers no explanation.

    08/15/2018 11:45:17 AM PDT · by OddLane · 40 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...
  • Ninth Circuit Returns to Form, Upholds Bizarre California Gun Regulation(Micro stamp)

    08/15/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | D French
    Here are the basic facts. California’s Unsafe Handgun Act requires new handguns sold in the state to have three key safety features. First, new guns must have an indicator that shows when a round is loaded in the weapon’s chamber. Second, new guns must have a magazine-detachment mechanism that prevents the gun from discharging when a magazine is not in it. Finally, the third provision “requires new handguns to stamp microscopically the handgun’s make, model, and serial number onto each fired shell casing.”
  • Transgender Gubernatorial Candidate: 'I'm Not Sure I Even Know What Socialism Is'

    08/15/2018 10:37:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 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.
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 223 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....
  • A Haunting in Ferguson(lil' mikey brown)

    08/15/2018 7:28:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Tim Birdnow
    Four years ago, the trendy city of Ferguson, Mo. -- an up-and-coming gentrifying community in north St. Louis county -- went up in flames after a very large black man assaulted a police officer, grabbed for his gun, and was shot to death. George Soros-linked groups spent $33 million dollars shipping rioters into the community to loot and pillage. A grand jury was convened to assess whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime in the killing, and this after a DoJ investigation found no substantial evidence to charge Wilson. The grand jury announced they were not going...
  • Study: More children joining this new civil right

    08/14/2018 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Sopater · 25 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Bob Kellogg
    A study that shows a huge jump in children who identify as transgender can be traced to a culture pushing the idea. "Children are steeped in this culture, at least through the developed western world," observes Dr. Micelle Cretella, "that is basically marketing this transgender identity to them." A study performed earlier this year shows nearly three percent of 13-to 17-year-olds identify as transgender as compared to less than one percent just a year ago. The study, published by American Academy of Pediatrics, looked at approximately 81,000 ninth and 11th grade students in Minnesota. Experts say those results can be...
  • How The Left Projects Its Own Racism Onto The Right

    08/14/2018 11:28:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/14/2018 | Bill Killgore
    The DC “Unite the Right” rally resurfaced the silly “Who’s the real racist?” game. When liberals call conservatives or conservative opinions racist, conservatives respond: “No, you are the real racist!” But conservatives don’t seem to understand that liberals use that term in a different way. Worse, conservatives damage conservatism by arguing. If they are going to play the game, conservatives should do so with open eyes.Let me start by acknowledging the obvious: racism is bad. The game isn’t silly because the response is wrong; people on the left really are racist. Of course I am generalizing, but it isn’t...
  • High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC)

    08/14/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    NASA ^ | 7-12-18 | NASA
    High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) Venus is an important destination for future space exploration endeavors. However, it presents a unique set of challenges. Though its internal geology is similar to Earth’s, its surface is hot enough to melt lead and is covered with craters, volcanoes, mountains, and lava plains.
  • Lynne Patton: Omarosa’s ‘Source’ Says He Never Had or Played Trump N-Word Tape for Her

    08/14/2018 8:58:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Michelle Moons
    Trump administration official and longtime Trump family ally Lynne Patton on Monday night offered a detailed rebuttal against claims involving her, made by former Trump administration official and reality personality Omarosa Manigault-Newman. Manigault claimed on page 149 of her new book Unhinged, according to Fox News, that Trump 2016 campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson had heard from someone who knew political strategist Frank Luntz that Luntz had heard a tape of Donald Trump using the n-word. Manigault then writes, “Lynne [Patton] reported that she asked Trump about it on the plane, specifically whether it was possible that such a tape might...
  • Peter Strzok’s pain

    08/14/2018 8:48:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/14/2018 | Richard Jack Rail
    Feel Peter Strzok’s pain. The lad got fired from the FBI, where once he strode the earth like a colossus. He was reduced to making cute faces at the congressmen grilling him when he went in front of them to lie thru his teeth explain himself. Now he leaves, apparently with no pension. He used to be able to lean on Big Jim Comey, behind whose broad shoulders he could squirm, spew sotto voce expletives and email his girlfriend. But then Jimmy went and published that book about a higher loyalty, and Petey will look unoriginal if he uses that...
  • The Boston Globe editor is proving Trump's point

    08/14/2018 8:29:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor of the Boston Globe, is at this moment patting herself on the back. She is, in her own mind, a heroine. She alone conceived the idea to encourage newspapers all over the country to publish anti-Trump editorials on Thursday, August 16. Her big idea is her response to President Trump's relentless attack on those among the media who relentlessly publish fake news. Trump has never said all of the media are disingenuous, or that all of the media publish and promote fake news. He clearly goes after the news outlets who do: CNN, MSNBC, ABC,...
  • Urban vs Rural: Where the real divide in American politics lies

    08/14/2018 8:26:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2018 | Taylor Lewis
    During President Trump’s presidential campaign and its aftermath, it became commonplace to cite Yeats’s “Second Coming” when describing the ongoing splintering of the country. The poem’s most famous lines were recalled so often they became a perfunctory cliché. I think, at times, I was also guilty of the aesthetic crime. “The falcon cannot hear the falconer;/Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;”–you know the verses by heart by now. By embracing provincial-appealing “forgotten man” rhetoric, Trump loosed “mere anarchy” upon the world, widening our already large gulf between America’s two geographically disparate groups: city-dwellers and rural residents. Social observers are...
  • Conservatives Are Losers (actually a good article)

    08/14/2018 7:27:49 AM PDT · by vannrox · 65 replies
    RooshV ^ | July 23, 2018 | RooshV
    For the world to get to how it is today, with the nearly complete elimination of tradition in favor of a globohomo world where diddling little children is becoming normalized, conservatives have had to lose every meaningful cultural war in the history of man. When someone declares themselves a conservative, they’re in fact stating that they are a loser, someone who is meant to take the fall when the left comes attacking. Conservatives have lost on every battlefront: free speech, the military, the universities, marriage, nuclear family, child education, the media, the government, Boy Scouts, business, law and justice, Christianity,...
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    08/13/2018 7:09:11 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 40 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | August 13, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, idealistic, and naive. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule you as "trying to be white."...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 56 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • Chelsea Clinton: ‘Roe’ Helped Add ‘Three and a Half Trillion Dollars to Our Economy’

    08/13/2018 10:58:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Craig Bannister
    bortion has been an important economic stimulus ever since it was legalized by the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, Chelsea Clinton claimed at a "Rise Up for Roe" event on Saturday. At the event promoting opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the former First Daughter of President Bill Clinton credited legalized abortion for helping add trillions of dollars to the U.S economy because women who had abortions were more inclined to enter the labor force: "Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing, if you...
  • Fonda Cements Legacy as Hanoi Jane

    08/13/2018 9:36:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Robyn Dolgin
    Jane Fonda resumes her performance as an historical revisionist on a subject that keeps coming back to haunt her: the Vietnam War. Jane basked in the glow of her safe audience at the festival -- taking advantage of the occasion to screen the sanitized version of her life in the recently released HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. At the event, gullible liberals made up most of her audience embracing the activist’s “proud” anti-war participation from the 1970s, but not everyone proved to be a fawning fan. Dozens of Vietnam veterans showed up to protest Fonda’s blatantly false wartime...
  • 'Unite the Right' march triggers tension, Antifa clashes, hundreds of counterprotesters

    08/13/2018 8:08:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/13/2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A passing thunderstorm forced the far-right demonstrators to break down their rally stage in Lafayette Park near the White House prematurely, but as police escorted them from the area, reports of Antifa resistance emerged. Some 200 anti-fascists, many of them wearing black masks, confronted police about a half-mile from the White House as officers shoved them back, The Associated Press reported.
  • Antifa, Democratic Socialists And The New World Order All Want “No Borders, No Wall, No USA At All”

    08/13/2018 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    End of Times ^ | 08/12/18 | Michael Snyder
    No matter how globalism is repackaged, it always smells the same way in the end. For decades, the globalists have subtly (or sometimes not so subtly) been moving us toward a world in which national borders have essentially been made meaningless. The ultimate goal, of course, is to merge all the nations of the world into a “one world socialist utopia” with a global government, a global economic system and even a global religion. The European Union is a model for what the elite hope to achieve eventually on a global scale. The individual nations still exist, but once inside...