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  • Ted steamrolls Beto

    10/18/2018 8:52:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/18/2018 | Apolo Villalobos
    The televised debate on Tuesday between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke was a massacre. O'Rourke has been reluctant to debate Cruz from the beginning, and with good reason (ironically, as a rule, an incumbent shuns debate) – Cruz has successfully argued cases before the Supreme Court. O'Rourke was occasionally flustered and almost succeeded in hiding it, while Cruz was confident and occasionally laughed at some of his opponent's assertions. But more than that, Beto relied on vague generalities about specific questions and on a couple of questions tried the politicians' tried and true tactic of avoiding answering a question by...
  • Alfonzo Rachel Full Speech at Connect the Dots', "Saving California"

    10/18/2018 12:54:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    GrandOpUSA via You Tube ^ | April 8, 2018 | GrandOpUSA
    Video Link I was looking up other stuff tonight on You Tube and stumbled upon this speech by Alfonzo Rachel from back in April. Good speech. Worth a listen, IMO. He comes at it from a Christian perspective.
  • Levi Strauss & Co. To Donate $1 Million+ To Anti-Gun Groups

    10/17/2018 3:30:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    The president and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co., Chip Bergh, has announced that the iconic company, "a pioneer of the American West," will donate more than $1 million to gun-control groups to help end "America's gun violence epidemic," a step the NRA denounced as a "particularly sad episode in the current surge in corporate virtue-signaling." In his announcement, through a commentary in Fortune magazine, CEO Bergh stated that Levi's is "known the world over as a pioneer of the American West and one of the great symbols of American freedom." Nonetheless, "as business leaders with power in the public...
  • Haley: U.S. Will 'Continually' Remind UN That Palestinians Aren't 'Any State at All'

    10/17/2018 3:22:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Bridget Johnson
    "If this misguided resolution is adopted, the United States will leave no doubt about where we stand," he added in remarks to the General Assembly. "When the Palestinians speak as chair of the G77 in the General Assembly, we will remind our fellow member states that the United States does not recognize that there is a Palestinian state and that no such state has been admitted as a UN member state." Ambassador Nikki Haley affirmed in a statement that “the Palestinians are not a UN member state or any state at all" and vowed "the United States will continually point...
  • Inselbergs. Evidence for rapid Flood runoff.

    10/17/2018 10:56:02 AM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 10-17-18 | Michael Oard
    Inselbergs. Evidence for rapid Flood runoff. by Michael Oard As the world’s continents were uplifted from the waters of the global Flood, they were greatly eroded. During this massive erosion, the rocks that weren’t pulverized were transported hundreds of kilometres toward the oceans. The enormous power of the receding water, relentlessly shaving off the surfaces it flowed over, left behind large flat areas known as planation surfaces, along with coastal Great Escarpments, large natural bridges, and freestanding arches. Scientists studying conventional geomorphology find all these features puzzling because they ignore the Flood and rely only on slow erosion over millions...
  • Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators

    10/17/2018 10:31:48 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-16-18 | Samuel J. Amrams
    The ideological bent of those overseeing collegiate life is having the biggest impact on campus culture. (Skip) ...participating in extracurricular organizations — the ever growing ranks of administrators have the biggest influence on students and campus life across the country. Today, many colleges and universities have moved to a model in which teaching and learning is seen as a 24/7 endeavor. Engagement with students is occurring as much — if not more — in residence halls and student centers as it is in classrooms. Schools have increased their hiring in areas such as residential life and student centers, offices of...
  • US CO2 Emissions Plummet Under Trump While The Rest Of The World Emits More

    10/17/2018 10:03:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Michael Bastich
    U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 percent from 2016 levels, according to the EPA. Emissions on a per-capita basis hit a 67-year low last year, federal data shows, and supporters are touting EPA’s data as proof Trump’s agenda is working. EPA’s new data comes on news that, globally, greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise to historic highs by the end of the year, despite nearly 200 countries signing the Paris climate accord.
  • Politico: Nancy Pelosi Says Amnesty, Gun Control Among Top Priorities if Democrats Win

    10/17/2018 9:23:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Joel Pollak
    Pelosi’s next priorities as speaker, she told Politico, would include new gun control laws, and amnesty for illegal aliens: “After that, Pelosi said, Democrats are looking at lowering drug prices and then will try to work with Republicans on a gun background check bill and protecting so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.” The article did not mention impeachment. Some Democrats are running on promises to impeach President Donald Trump — a threat that Pelosi has tried to downplay (successfully, in the case of Politico, which appeared no to ask about the idea). Others, including...
  • Trump's warning to cut aid over migrant caravan gets Honduras's and Guatemala's attention

    10/17/2018 9:17:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    That was quick. President Trump's vow to cut off all aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador has gotten the attention of at least some of those countries' elites, who are moving to stop the caravan. According to Reuters: WASHINGTON/ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (Reuters) – The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Tuesday as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Apparently, they believe him. Someone must have been on the phone with the Palestinian Authority. An...
  • Pocahontas Descendant Calls on Warren to Apologize

    10/17/2018 8:27:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Leah Barokoukis
    A descendant of Pocahontas, the 17th-century Powhatan princess, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) needs to apologize for claiming to be Native American for political gain. Appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Debbie White Dove Porreco said she was glad the Massachusetts Democrat finally took the DNA test, which she urged her to do back in May. "It did prove that she wasn't the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long," Porreco said on the program Tuesday. "I think she's guilty of claiming she's an American Indian but has no proof -- and then [is] using it for...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine: 'We've Got' to 'Fight in the Streets'

    10/16/2018 10:31:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on how Democrats can strengthen their party by effectively targeting Trump administration policies they oppose, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said liberals must "fight in the courts, fight in the streets" and "fight at the ballot box." On Tuesday morning's Morning Joe (MSNBC), co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, "So, broad question about the future of the Democratic Party, especially given your firsthand experience with what we've all been through. There's so much going on here that we clearly see, you know, places where you -- we can criticize what the administration is doing, but how does the party rebuild? How do...
  • Howie Carr: Fake news matched only by the fake Indian’s fake math [Fake Indian is settled science.]

    10/16/2018 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/16/18 | Howie Carr
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren poses by her former high school's mascot logo at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP) So Elizabeth Warren is a fake Indian — the evidence is in, her own “evidence,” as vague as it is, and it proves what all of us have been saying since 2012. She’s not an Indian according to the bylaws of the various Indian nations. She doesn’t meet Bureau of Indian Affairs standards. She … is … not … an … Indian. Period. Elizabeth Warren — fake Indian. It’s settled...
  • Northbound migrant group doubles in size, enters Guatemala

    10/16/2018 8:15:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Jorge Cabrera
    AGUA CALIENTE, Guatemala (Reuters) - Up to 3,000 migrants crossed from Honduras into Guatemala on Monday on a trek northward, after a standoff with police in riot gear and warnings from Washington that migrants should not try to enter the United States illegally. The crowd more than doubled in size from Saturday, when some 1,300 people set off from northern Honduras in what has been dubbed "March of the Migrant," an organizer said. The migrants plan to seek refugee status in Mexico or pass through to the United States. Reuters could not independently verify the number of participants, but images...
  • German Police Record Afghan Migrant Giving Hitler Salute as ‘Right-Wing’ Hate Crime

    10/16/2018 8:05:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Munich police have confirmed that the case of a 19-year-old Afghan national who gave officers the Hitler salute, which is illegal, will be listed as a “right-wing” politically motivated crime. The confirmation came on Twitter in response to a question by user @culinart who replied to a press release posted on the Munich Police account that described the incident in which the 19-year-old Afghan was arrested at Oktoberfest after giving the banned gesture on October 6th. The user wrote to the police saying: “Dear Munich police, one thing I am very interested in: How is this crime classified? As a...
  • Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar calls his Black September grandpa a 'legend'

    10/16/2018 7:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 10/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Ammar Campa-Najjar, who constantly portrays himself as a moderate Democrat Christian of Mexican-Palestinian origin, has a funny past he might want to address. These days, he's yelling about his opponent Duncan Hunter, Jr.'s ads as, you guessed it, 'racist.' At the same time, retired generals are warning the public he's a security risk. Latest out from Breitbart News is that he praised his grandpa Muhammad Yusuf al-Najjar, the chief of intelligence for the Black September terrorist outfit as a 'legend' to live up to as recently 2015. Kid you not, here it is, and you can see the actual Instagram...
  • Beer supplies in danger, warn global-warming activists

    10/16/2018 7:05:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | Unk
    Now, global-warming activists are getting serious: They’re warning that the climate change they say mankind is causing could threaten the supply of beer. A study published by the journal Nature notes beer is “the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world by volume consumed, and yields of its main ingredient, barley, decline sharply in periods of extreme drought and heat.” “Although the frequency and severity of drought and heat extremes increase substantially in range of future climate scenarios by five Earth System Models, the vulnerability of beer supply to such extremes has never been assessed,” the scientists said. They evaluated...
  • Seeking government coddling

    10/15/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2018 | Helen E. Krieble
    Astonishingly, today’s Americans expect government to care for us from cradle to grave, the way commoners once expected a benevolent king to care for his subjects. We treat people as members of groups rather than as individuals, insidiously devolving into the very class system against which the Founders rebelled. Americans are voluntarily surrendering the very freedoms that millions fought and died to establish and protect. President James Garfield once said the most common form of death in politics is suicide. After a noble 225-year history, is the American experiment dying at the hands of its own people? Many of the...
  • Border Patrol Agent to Journalists: Camp by the River and ‘See How Safe You Are’

    10/15/2018 11:34:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | Bob Price
    A Border Patrol agent who serves in the nation’s busiest human smuggling sector says the unsecured border is not safe. During a recent interview with Breitbart Border/Cartel Chronicles Editor-in-Chief Brandon Darby, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera, in his capacity as vice-president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3373, responded to a question about safety along the unsecured border areas in South Texas. “My response [to people who say the area is safe] is grab a tent and set up shop for a couple of days — see how safe you are,” Agent Cabrera said.
  • Kissing Our Flag: A Symbol of Freedom and Hope

    10/15/2018 11:03:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 10/15/2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Pastor Andrew Brunson kissed the American flag when it was presented to him in Germany. I understand his emotions very well. In 1976, I went to Teheran, Iran to teach history in private school while the Shah Reza Pahlavi was still in power. It was a police state then even though it is a worse police state now. After I arrived, my passport was confiscated. In addition, there was runaway inflation and I had to begin borrowing thousands of dollars from the school in order to meet my basic expenses. My salary was $850 a month, and my rent was...
  • Trump Talks ‘Dishonest Media,’ Stahl Cuts Him Off; Trump Zings: ‘I’m President and You’re Not’

    10/15/2018 10:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 10/14/2018 | Brent Baker
    During a two part interview with President Trump aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked “what’s the biggest surprise” he's learned as President? Trump cited the duplicity of Washington politicians, but when he relayed how “the other thing I’ve really learned is I never knew how dishonest the media was and I really mean it. I’m not saying that as a soundbite. I never knew how dishonest,” Stahl cut him off: “I’m going to change the subject again.” Referring to an earlier exchange, Trump pointed out: “Well, no, even the way you asked me a question, like,...