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  • Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible?

    05/25/2018 6:47:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/25/2018 | Norman Rogers
    The people who are best described as members of a renewable energy cult are lately promoting the idea that we should run the country on 100% renewable energy, whatever that is. I say "whatever that is" because different branches of the cult have different definitions of renewable energy. It seems to be a matter of fashion and prejudice. One definition of renewable energy is that it is naturally replenished on a human timescale. Solar energy and wind energy fit in nicely with that definition. Most fans of renewable energy explicitly reject renewable hydroelectricity if it involves damming a river. Most...
  • Pistol-toting bystander shoots and kills gunman who opened fire(OKC/405)

    05/25/2018 6:27:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/24/2018 | Hannah Moore
    An armed passerby has shot dead a gunman who opened fire on a packed Oklahoma restaurant in a terrifying shooting which left a woman and two children injured. The shooter, a white male who was wearing eye glasses and ear protection at the time, was confronted by a person standing outside the restaurant as he tried to flee, and shot dead. He was the only person killed in the shooting, which left four in hospital, and Police Captain Bo Matthews told reporters the armed civilian was 'a blessing'.
  • Trump: No wall, no deal on immigration bill

    05/25/2018 6:06:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Unk
    President Donald J. Trump vowed not to sign a bill on illegal immigration unless it included funding for a wall and strong border security. “Unless it includes a wall, and I mean a wall, a real wall, and unless it includes very strong border security, there will be no approvals from me,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade aired Thursday morning.
  • Gorka to Trump: Cancel Obama admin's security clearances

    05/25/2018 6:02:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Greg Corombos
    Former Trump administration official Dr. Sebastian Gorka is urging the president to take decisive action against Obama administration officials involved in conducting surveillance on the Trump campaign and to release as much information on those efforts as possible. Gorka, also the author of the forthcoming book “Why We Fight: Recovering America’s Will to Win,” is also applauding President Trump’s decision to cancel the summit with North Korea and believes this shows exactly what kind of a leader Trump is. Recent, widespread reports indicate that the FBI enlisted an informant to make contact with Trump campaign officials in an effort to...
  • How To Prove The NRA Is Wrong: Just Make Stuff Up… ANTI-GUN VIDEO

    05/24/2018 12:53:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Chris Knox and Jeff Knox
    Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton, turned ubiquitous talking head on left-leaning cable news and radio, recently published five talking points that he claims shoot holes in the NRA's (here meaning all gun-rights supporters') arguments. The points are not at all unique to Mr. Reich, so we thought it would be worthwhile to take a closer look.
  • The Twilight Zone Plus One Makes Reality

    05/24/2018 12:31:12 PM PDT · by rktman
    ileanajohnson.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    “The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.” – Anonymous While the left is busy demonizing President Trump for his remarks about the MS-13 gangs who enter our country illegally through the porous southern border, Congressional members, working against the safety interests of the American people and cheered by the leftist media and half of the voting population, are doing their best to stall, defund, and vilify any effort by our president to build a border wall and to deport the illegal criminal elements who are already in this country and have committed atrocious crimes. As Diane Feinstein...
  • Gun control support fades three months after Florida massacre:

    05/24/2018 11:18:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    reuters.com/ ^ | 5/23/2018 | Daniel Trotta
    The Parkland, Florida, school massacre has had little lasting impact on U.S. views on gun control, three months after the shooting deaths of 17 people propelled a national movement by some student survivors, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. While U.S. public support for more gun control measures has grown slowly but steadily over the years, it typically spikes immediately after the mass shootings that have become part of the U.S. landscape, then falls back to pre-massacre levels within a few months.
  • Op-Ed Thinks Founding Fathers Would Support Gun Control Because Of Dead Kids

    05/24/2018 11:06:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Tom Knighton
    The Constitution of the United States of America is the most important document in the country. It lays the groundwork for our entire system of government, protects our natural rights as human beings, and sets limits on what the government can do. When you look at the history immediately proceeding its adoption, everything makes perfect sense. After all, they’d just fought a war to get away from what they saw as a tyrannical government that wasn’t accountable to the people. They damn sure didn’t want to replicate those mistakes in their new country. Yet now, a couple of centuries later,...
  • Grassley Tells Rosenstein to 'Provide Unredacted Copies' of All Strzok-Page Texts

    05/24/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Susan Jones
    Redactions, the blacked-out portions that appear in many government documents, are making it difficult for Congress to do its oversight work, says Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). In a letter [1] to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday, Grassley wrote: "Please provide unredacted copies of all text messages" between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page "to the Committee no later than June 6, 2018." Grassley said some of the redactions "may contain relevant information relating to the Committee's ongoing investigation into the manner in which the Department of Justice and FBI handled the Clinton and Russia...
  • Reaction: Jordan B Peterson Vs. Michael Eric Dyson MUNK Debate

    05/24/2018 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 May 2018 | Chidi Dillibe
    What's goin' all ya'll. Chidi Dillibe back with another video. Just want to have a little brief talk about... kind of a summation of this whole "Monk" debate that took place a couple days ago between... mainly between Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan B. Peterson. There were two others involved, Michelle Goldberg and Steven Fry, but I'm not really going to get into the comments which they said, I think the crux of it really falls between the two individuals, Michael Eric Dyson and Jordan Peterson... 0:34 the whole debate was really kind of centered around political correctness and I...
  • DOJ Declines to Prosecute FBI Agent Who Mishandled Classified Information, (T)

    05/24/2018 9:46:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Department of Justice, according to the department’s Office of Inspector General [1], has declined to prosecute a now-retired FBI special agent (SA) who mishandled classified information, gave misleading testimony, had “contacts with several individuals appeared to be designed to improperly influence their prospective testimony” and provided the IG with false information. “Criminal prosecution of the SA was declined,” the IG reported in an investigative summary of the case [1]. According to the Justice Department, the law governing inspector generals requires an IG to refer a case to a federal prosecutor when the IG discovers reasonable grounds to believe that...
  • One Of The Bravest Marines In The Corps Just Retired, And He Gave Some Powerful Words Of Wisdom

    05/24/2018 9:29:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Justin Caruso
    Marine Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, spoke at at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California, Thursday. “Ladies and gentlemen, behind me, to the right, to the left, is the big stick. The ones who do the work, who put in the sacrifice, everyday, to make sure that this country, this most beautiful, great nation, still stands,” he said, in reference to Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote, “speak softly and carry a big stick.” He also commended his fellow Marines for their commitment and duty.
  • Shaun King Claims He’s The Real Victim Of His Own False Reporting(Talcum X)

    05/24/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Activist Shaun King admitted to pushing a false rape claim on Wednesday, after body-cam footage proved that accusations made by Sherita Dixon-Cole (and amplified by King) were false. King responded to the news by admitting that he had shared the false story, but also suggesting that he was among the victims of her false report. “She victimized us. She victimized the man she falsely accused and she victimized those who stood up for her  — believing that she had experienced the worst crimes.”
  • Trump Was Right to Cancel the North Korea Summit: Here's Why (video only)

    05/24/2018 9:20:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-24-2018 | Styxhexenhammer666
    After Kim Jong Un called the VP names the only possible course of action was to respond this way; Trump compliments Kim while reminding him of the subjugated nature of his military abilities. To have gone ahead with the meeting without forcing the DPRK to come back to the table would be disastrous, diplomatically, and start any negotiations off with Kim Jong Un as the superior actor.
  • Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

    05/24/2018 9:03:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    kiro7.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Gary Horcher
    A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list. "My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name. Every room in her family home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home's heat, lights and security...
  • Watch: Donald Trump Stops to Shake Police Officers’ Hands Before Boarding Marine One

    05/24/2018 8:51:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | J. Caplan
    President Donald J. Trump broke away from his security detail before boarding Marine One to greet local enforcement officers following a roundtable discussion on illegal immigration in Bethpage, New York on Wednesday. The video, tweeted by White House aide Dan Scavino Jr., shows Trump jogging over to shake hands with a row of New York State Police and Nassau County Police officers. “As the granddaughter of a firefighter I’m so proud to work for a president who supports the men and women of fire departments across the country, as seen here today in Bethpage, NY,” tweeted White House press secretary...
  • About that CEO pay...

    05/24/2018 8:43:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Jack Hellner
    Chief Executive Officers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $163K). This is based on 1,006 CEOs in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2,572,000 top executive jobs and the average pay in 2016 was $104,700. CEOs made an average of $183,270 as of May 2017. That is a far cry from any numbers that the media actually reports. Meanwhile, the average federal employee compensation in the U.S is $123,160, so they make more than the average top executives, and their benefits and...
  • Why Liberal Groups Like PETA Lie

    05/24/2018 6:55:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Derek Hunter
    PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has a laudable mission – to end animal cruelty. But, like most liberal groups, their declared mission and the execution of that mission are often at odds with one another. They are a left-wing group, and like other left-wing groups they run a left-wing crusade against anything that will not conform with their agenda. They’re also raging hypocrites who were exposed 2015 for killing 88 percent of the cats and dogs they “rescued” at their shelter in Virginia. A total of 2,324 animals “put down” by a group that views meat...
  • Our culture: Incubator for a mass killer's hatred

    05/24/2018 6:43:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    In the aftermath of the Santa Fe shootings, anti-gun activists still holding the NRA responsible fail to address the hate factor to which they also subscribe. Their vitriol, encouraging violence against gun rights activists and predominantly Republican supporters, builds another foundational layer of societal hatred for future mass killers to justify violence. Profane NRA slogans have become commonplace whether “F–- the NRA” appears on T-shirts or is used in a Democratic Party candidate’s television commercial. After Trump tweeted concerns about the Santa Fe shootings, one-time-but-no-longer-funny-woman Kathy Griffin verbally attacked him, commenting, “You are a sociopath completely devoid of any empathy....
  • What if school walkouts don't work?(Good guy with a gun)

    05/24/2018 6:31:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/23/2018 | Ann Coulter
    The New York Times seemed to think it was bitterly ironic that some of the students at Santa Fe High School, site of the recent mass shooting, had staged a walkout last month in support of the Parkland, Florida, students. But now, only a month later, one of the students who participated in the walkout is in the hospital from yet another school shooting. I suppose we could revel in the irony, but, as a more results-oriented person, what I take from that vignette is that school walkouts are not effective deterrents to school shootings. I’m not sure the poems...