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Hillary Clinton and Electoral Fraud

29th April 2016

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I would have voted for Hillary Clinton three months ago. I believed that our elections are just, verifiable, and democratic—but then discovered how easy it is to hack a voting machine without a trace. I told myself that previous elections hadn’t necessarily been rigged—but then found evidence proving me wrong. I convinced myself that it didn’t mean this Democratic nomination was rigged?—?until I uncovered the truth.

I am an ardent skeptic turned fervent believer.

Over the course of this article, I will demonstrate that electoral fraud was committed favoring Hillary Clinton with a plethora of sources: exit poll data, statistics, mainstream and independent media articles, expert quotes and analysis, videos, anecdotes, and so forth. All of these sources can be accessed through clickable hyperlinks (the underlined text).

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USC Cancelled an Awesome Video Game Panel for Including Too Many Men

29th April 2016

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The University of Southern California cancelled its planned “Legends of the Games” event after the lone female participant signaled that she wouldn’t be able to attend. Administrators made the determination that an all-male panel was unacceptable, and killed the event—a mere four hours before it was supposed to start.

Because, as we all know, games are played almost exclusively by young women, and nobody would have believed an all-male panel.

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Wilmington Couple Charged After Pulling Gun Over Boneless Wing Mixup

29th April 2016

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If they had been white, it would have been all over front pages nationwise, and the Usual Gun Control Trolls would have been on the march from coast to coast.

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Mexican Flag-waving Mob Harassing Motorists Outside Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, CA

29th April 2016

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Cue the Usual Suspects criticizing Trump because Mexican-flag-waving protesters indulge in violence at one of his rallies.

Good thing they weren’t waving Confederate flags, or they’d be In Trouble.

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Believing in Two Genders Now a ‘Hate Crime’ Under Investigation at Marymount University

28th April 2016

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I am not making this up.

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(De)Face of the Currency

28th April 2016

David Cole understands the dialectic.

Of course, just as the trolls on the right are planning their Tubman-bill stamp-a-thons, the perpetually outraged SJWs on the left are (guess what) outraged over the notion, and they are (guess what again) calling on the government to change and tighten the laws regarding currency defacement. The truth is, everyone is looking forward to the upcoming plague of Tubman-note vandalization. Every incident in which an ape face is stamped over a Tubman twenty will be another autopilot homepage piece for Salon and the Huffington Post. And of course the Salon and HuffPo writers will be unable to report the story without adding something anti-conservative, anti-Republican, or anti-white, which will lead to hundreds of posts in the conservative and right-wing press expressing outrage at the outrage. Every troll caught in the act of defacing the bills will become a reviled Internet superstar, and plenty of “people of color” will deface the bills themselves in order to sue for emotional pain and suffering after claiming to have received the defaced note as change from a purchase or a withdrawal from an ATM. The government will gleefully rush in to pass new laws tightening the definition of what’s illegal under federal statute 18 USC § 333, and probably a tech firm or two will earn a tidy profit by creating new technology making it impossible to use defaced or slightly altered twenties in vending machines.

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Woman Vows to Take Gun Into Target Discount Store Bathrooms to Protect Herself From Transgender People

26th April 2016

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‘Progressives’ have to ask themselves this simple question: ‘Why do they hate us?’

Actually, the problem is not the ‘transgender’ people, who are too few on the ground to bother about. It’s the perverts pretending to be transgender people that are the problem.

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Thought for the Day

26th April 2016

One Superpower

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Man arrested for allegedly tweeting bomb threat during Donald Trump rally

25th April 2016

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A 20-year-old man has been arrested over allegedly tweeting a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally.

Police accuse Sean Taylor Morkys, 20, of tweeting: “Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?”

This message was reportedly followed by another tweet warning his friend to get his family to leave the rally so they wouldn’t get hurt.

Note that this is an anti-Trump person, not a Trump supporter.

Who’s bringin’ the hate now?

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Is The Word “Trump” Hate Speech?

25th April 2016

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Donald Trump has become the definitive “hate speech” icon for leftists on campus. Colleges are no longer the great havens of free expression and discourse they once were. The era of “trigger warnings” has created a toxic and extreme environment that is killing critical thinking. Students have lost their ability to debate opposition, and resort to censorship rather than discourse. Someone who is “triggered” feels inclined to report rather than debate.

Donald Trump and his supporters are definitely challenging the tolerance of leftist students and faculty. While Trump is an official and legitimate candidate for President, his supporters are treated as extremists on campus.

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Trump, Hitler Among Nominations to Rename Robert E. Lee Elementary

25th April 2016

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The recommendations for the future name of Robert E. Lee Elementary in Austin were released, Friday.

On March 28, the Austin ISD board voted to rename the school, after hearing feedback from the community and school parents. While the board asked for recommendations, they will have final say on the name, regardless of number of nominations.

Security has been increased at the school as a precaution.

Makes you wonder what’s going on when (a) a school ‘needs’ to be renamed and (b) security ‘has been increased as a precaution’. Sounds to me as if certain people are forcing other people to do something that these other people would rather not do.

Top 10 renaming recommendations — sorted by most nominated:

Donald J. Trump Elementary: 45 nominations
Robert E. Lee Elementary: 34 nominations
Russell Lee Elementary: 32 nominations
Harper Lee Elementary: 30 nominations
Elisabet Ney Elementary: 15 nominations
Lee Elementary: 13 nominations
Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance: 8 nominations
Waller Creek Elementary: 8 nominations
Dr. Frances J. Nesmith Elementary School: 7 nominations
Guy Bizzell Elementary: 6 nominations

Some of the more notable, but less voted names include:

Adam Lanza’s School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.

I guess some people aren’t really taking this process seriously — or are taking the opportunity to express their opinion of the Powers That Be.

Parents, past students, neighbors and community members are divided on the Confederate general’s role in history, and whether or not the school should bear his name. The school’s name was brought into question after the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

Once again, Austin is doing it’s best to pretend that it’s actually the capital of a Blue State. I suppose that there is a virtue to concentrating all of the socialist bile in one place, but it certainly makes that place an ugly one.

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Thought for the Day

25th April 2016

Trek Bathrooms

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Aspiring Campaign Worker’s Murder Leads to Retaliatory Killing in Philadelphia

25th April 2016

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The first shooting took place at around 3:30 p.m. in the Cedarbrook section of the city. Witnesses said the unidentified 21-year-old victim was talking with Chris Rabb, a Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when someone approached the victim from behind and shot him.

Certainly more exciting than a Donald Trump rally. Democrats really know how to do a campaign.

The second shooting took place at approximately 7:30 p.m. about a quarter-mile from the scene of the first shooting. Police said an 18-year-old man was shot in the back and a 17-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in a drive-by shooting. The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital, where he later died. The 17-year-old was expected to recover.

No arrests have been made in either shooting. Police described the suspect in the afternoon killing as a black man standing approximately six feet tall and wearing a light gray hoodie. He was seen running from the scene.

Sometimes you can’t tell the shooters without a scorecard.

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Thought for the Day

24th April 2016

Obama Shootings

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Thought for the Day: Saviors Need Victims Who Need Saving

23rd April 2016

Don Boudreaux, a Real Economist, waxes philosophical.

One of the many lovely benefits of the mass prosperity made possible by free-market innovationism is that it unleashes the better angels within us – angels that encourage us to turn some, and sometimes much, of our time and individual attentions toward helping others.  The mother of children dying of diarrhea or near starvation isn’t much interested in helping strangers.  In contrast, the mother of children healthy and well-fed has the luxury of being able to care about strangers.

But this praiseworthy human moral sentiment can, and often does, backfire.  Wealthy people – by which I mean people healthy, well-fed, well-clothed, well-shod, well-housed, and well-leisured and literate – are often deformed by their better angels into saviors.  Busybodies.  Officious do-gooders.  Arrogant meddlers.  Tyrants seeking as personal payoff not crass material gain but the perverted satisfaction of lording it over other people for what these tyrants sincerely believe to be the good of these other people.

In other words, Democrats.

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At Milo Yiannopoulos Protest, Prof’s Hassling of Journalists Backfires After She Calls Cops

22nd April 2016

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An American University faculty member attempted to make life difficult for journalists covering a campus protest last night, but her plan went awry after she called the police.

The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow was at AU last night reporting on Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopolous’ visit to campus. Yiannopoulos is a deliberately controversial figure, and his presence on campus prompted a student protest.

A female faculty member—now dubbed Melissa Click 2.0–tried to interfere, telling Schow and her camera crew that they were required to accompany her inside. They had to follow “certain regulations that the university is guided by” because AU is providing “a safe space for everybody who works or studies on this campus,” she claimed.

After the faculty member realized Schow’s group was recording her, she became hostile. “Are you kidding me?” she asked. “Seriously, I’m calling the police.”

The police didn’t immediately respond to her call. Later, when the cops did appear, the faculty member expected them to escort the journalists off campus. Instead, they wanted to have a chat with the faculty member, according to Breitbart News.

“The police came over and she thought they were going to save her but actually they escorted HER away,” Schow wrote on Twitter.

‘Progressives’ think that the instruments of state oppression are now in their hands, but apparently the Revolutions hasn’t fully completed yet.

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Problematic New Chalkings Appear on UCLA Campus

22nd April 2016

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The social justice warriors aren’t going to like this one bit.

Quick! Send in the Grief Counselors!

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How Democrats Win Debates by Corrupting English

22nd April 2016

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Humans have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first “knew” Eve. In politics especially, obfuscating and twisting the meaning of words has been going on forever. But today’s debates aren’t only littered with rhetorical distortions; in some ways, many of Democrats’ most potent arguments are built on corrupt language.

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Lining Up to Get Berned

22nd April 2016

Gavin McInnes does stupid stuff so you don’t have to.

I went to a Bernie Sanders rally dressed as a liberal douche and it went exactly as expected. It was in Washington Square Park next to NYU and there were about 27,000 students, hipsters, and Ben & Jerry’s boomers there with pamphlets and buttons and kooky sunglasses. As with the Trump rallies, the audience skewed male, but unlike the Trump rallies, there did not appear to be one person there who was not retarded. “Fuck Hillary,” a towering hipster told me. “She started Bengali.”

And that pretty much tells you everything you need to know about Berni’s ‘base’.

Millionaires pay pretty damn close to 50% right now. I know I do. The top 20% earners in America pay 80% of the income tax. You can try to squeeze more out of them, but when you tax something, you get less of it. Besides, as Bill Whittle has pointed out, the government is presently spending $10B a day. You could take 100% of Bill Gates’ AND Warren Buffet’s money and you’d cover just over a week of government spending. Now you’re out Gates and Buffet and all the jobs they create. You’ve also discouraged anyone else from following in their footsteps. Way to go, Bernie Bros.

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Fight In Delaware High School Bathroom Kills 16-Year-Old Girl

22nd April 2016

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Family members identified the victim as Amy Francis-Joyner. She had gotten involved in a confrontation involving two other students at Wilmington’s Howard High School of Technology, spokeswoman Kathy K. Demarest said in a statement. She said no weapons were involved and police were questioning other students.

Francis-Joyner was pronounced dead at  A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital, where she had been airlifted in critical condition, police spokeswoman Sgt. Andrea Janvier said.

“She was fighting a girl, and then that’s when all these other girls started banking her — like jumping her — and she hit her head on the sink,” Philadelphia TV station WPVI quoted Wilson as saying about the victim.

BlackLivesMatter — except to black people.

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Clinton Gave Paid Speeches to Firms That Lobbied, Contracted With Government

22nd April 2016

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Of course she did. What part of ‘Clinton’ don’t they understand?

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The Ever-Tightening Job Market for Ph.D.s

21st April 2016

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Why do so many people continue to pursue doctorates?

They don’t know what else to do, and money is easy to come by, thanks to Uncle Sam.

Getting a Ph.D. has always been a long haul. Despite calls for reform, the time spent in graduate programs hasn’t declined significantly in the past decade. In 2014, students spent eight years on average in graduate school programs to earn a Ph.D. in the social sciences, for example. It takes nine years to get one in the humanities, seven for science fields and engineering, and 12 for education, according to NSF. In other words, Ph.D.s are typically nearing or in their 30s by the time they begin their careers. Many of their friends have probably already banked a decade’s worth of retirement money in a 401K account; some may have already put a down payment on a small town house.

But … but … but … that would mean actually going out and getting a job!

Why hasn’t all this information helped winnow down the ranks of aspiring professors—why hasn’t it proved to be an effective Ph.D. prophylactic? Are people risking so much in the hopes of getting a cushy job with a six-figure salary and no teaching requirements? Is it because academia is a cult that makes otherwise sane people believe that there is no life outside of the university? Are graduate programs failing to inform their students about the realities of the job market? There are no answers to those questions in the charts and graphs from the NSF.

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Anti-Semitism at Harvard

21st April 2016

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Have you been following the latest fun and games out of Harvard Law School? There are many accounts and treatments, but try here.

Tzipi Livni spoke at a forum. She is the Israeli politician who has been foreign minister, among other things. A student got up and said, “How is it that you are so smelly?” Apparently, the moderator and others were confused. “Oh, it’s regarding your odor,” the student said. He emphasized that his question was about “the odor of Tzipi Livni, very smelly.”

The student turned out to be one of these BDS types, of course. He apologized, saying he intended no anti-Semitism. The smelly, dirty Jew? Who ever heard of such a stereotype? Anyway, this is a very strange case.

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800-Yard-Long Drug Tunnel Found Between Mexico and San Diego

21st April 2016

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Looks as if we’ll need more than just a fence.

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‘Regardless of the Law, I Can’t Allow a Man to Enter a Bathroom With My Wife or Daughter’

20th April 2016

Matt Walsh draws a line.

A couple of absolutely insane stories from the front lines of the culture war this week. First, Target has announced that its customers can use whatever bathroom coincides with their “gender identity.” So, considering my wife and daughter will not be safe in their facilities anymore, I’m done with Target.

Me, too. Way to go, Target — let us know how that works out for you.

Maybe the law will not enforce sex segregation in public restrooms, but, if my wife and daughter’s safety and dignity are at stake, I will.

Hear, hear.

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The End of Walking

20th April 2016

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Look beyond the de rigeur Voice of the Crust hipster-babble to the core of her argument.

Jaywalking was once a semi-derogatory term referring to country bumpkins, or ‘jays’, who inefficiently meandered around American cities; by the 1920s, the term was being used to transfer blame for accidents from motorists to pedestrians. Making jaywalking illegal gave the supremacy of mobility to those sitting behind combustion engines. Once upon a time, the public roads belonged to everyone. But since the ingenious invention of jaywalking we’ve battered pedestrianism in one of those silent culture wars where the only losers are ourselves.

 

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Thought for the Day

20th April 2016

peanuts

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Arrest of ‘Anti-Racism’ Graffiti Vandal Sparks Uproar at University Of Wisconsin

20th April 2016

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The writing is on the wall when it comes to the University of Wisconsin’s stance on “anti-racist” graffiti, but some students and faculty reportedly sided with the alleged vandal instead of the law.

Campus police last week capped a six-month investigation into a wave of graffiti, arresting a senior as he sat in Afro-American Studies class at the Madison campus. The messages he allegedly spray-painted around campus, which included “F— the Police,” cost $4,000 to clean up, according to police.

But McDonald’s supporters on campus were upset that he was arrested at all, according to Inside Higher Ed.

“The university is more interested in protecting the symbols of UW as a progressive institution, like their buildings and (mascot) Bucky, rather than the students who are actually fighting for social change, and apparently their lives,” Professor Johanna Almiron,  whose class was interrupted by the arrest, said in a letter of protest signed by 700 students and faculty. “The way UWPD officers entered my class was very aggressive, with bulletproof vests and guns visible. I cannot believe they humiliated and terrified my students.”

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Sleeping Dogs Are Waking

19th April 2016

Victor Davis Hanson turns over a rock.

Colleges overcharge insolvent students through tuition increases far beyond the annual rate of inflation—the Ponzi scheme predicated on guaranteed federal loans that cannot be repaid by poorly educated graduates and drop-outs, many with little skills or demonstrable education. Obama has already promised relief to the disabled student debtor: expect that more amnesties will follow, probably predicated on the basis of race, class, and gender. In the meantime, the number of disabled indebted students will mysteriously soar.

A multiracial, single-cultural U.S. was an historical fluke. No other society has ever quite pulled that feat off—not Austria-Hungary, not Rwanda, not Iraq, not Yugoslavia. To ensure multiracial harmony, cultural unity (or what is now dismissively written off as the “melting pot”) was essential.

Yet the Obama era has reawakened ethnic chauvinism and multiculturalism in a way we have never quite seen before in recent American history. Who would have thought that in 2009, the racist firebrand, tax-delinquent, anti-Semite, former FBI informant, and conspiracist Al Sharpton would become the chief presidential advisor on race, or that the attorney general would refer to blacks as “my people” and the rest of the country as “cowards,” or that the president would urge Latinos to “punish our enemies,” or that something chauvinistic called “Black Lives Matter” would consider a corollary ecumenical “All Lives Matter” as racist, or that “white privilege” would be a slur hurled against the largely working white classes by mostly minority and white elites in academia, politics, journalism and the arts?

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Alaska Professor Mauled by Bear During Mountaineering Class

19th April 2016

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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UCSD “Victimized” By Pro-Trump Signs

18th April 2016

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If you visit UCSD on any given day, you will see a variety of Obama, Sanders, and Clinton promotional materials. Chalking statements and causes on the ground at UCSD is pretty routine and accepted – some would say even encouraged.

Except if those chalking statements mention support for Donald Trump. In that case, the UCSD Administration will launch a formal investigation and issue an apology statement to students.

Free speech for me but not for thee. Down the Memory Hole with it!

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The Democratic Party vs. the English Language

18th April 2016

Jay Nordlinger turns over a rock.

Rosa Parks will forever be a symbol of resistance to the white, racist South — and rightly so. She is associated with Montgomery, Ala., where she took her stand. But when I was growing up, I knew her as a local, frankly. A Detroiter. And I remember very well when a drug addict and thug entered her home, recognized her, said, “Hey, aren’t you Rosa Parks?”, robbed her, and beat the hell out of her. She was 81 at the time.

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27 Ways to Be a Modern Man

17th April 2016

Brian Lombardi at the New York Times lists the characteristics of the Beta Male Sensitive New Age Guy.

Servants of the Crust, these are your performance objectives.

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Do Law Schools Have It Too Easy?

17th April 2016

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Hint: Yes.

Amazingly (and perversely), law schools have been able to continue to raise tuition while producing nearly twice as many graduates as the job market has been able to absorb. How is this possible? Why hasn’t the market corrected itself? The answer is that, for a given school, the availability of federal loans for law students has no connection to their poor post-graduation employment outcomes…

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Helicopter Parenting Has Given Birth To A Generation of Entitled Victims

17th April 2016

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Nothing that a good spanking wouldn’t cure — the parents, not just the kids.

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Thought for the Day

16th April 2016

Liberal Voting copy

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Tiger Kills Aookeeper at Palm Beach Zoo

16th April 2016

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A veteran Florida zookeeper known as “the tiger whisperer” died Friday after she was mauled by one of the big cats in her care.

Stacey Konwiser, 38, was pronounced dead at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where she had been rushed after the incident at around 1:45 p.m. local time.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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The Tax Man Cometh, and California Rich – Getting Richer – Pay Most

15th April 2016

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Remember that the next time you hear a politician whine about ‘the 1%’ not paying ‘their fair share’.

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Russia’s Dangerous T-14 Armata Tank: Ready for War Next Year?

15th April 2016

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The Russian army has taken delivery of twenty pre-production version of the tank for operational testing—which is currently under way just outside Moscow at Kubinka. The first operational T-14 unit is likely to be stood up in Siberia with a unit that performed particularly well during the invasion of Crimea according to a source.

“Test of the Armata are going according to schedule without any problems,” Alexei Zharich, deputy director of Uralvagonzavod told the Russian language daily Izvestia. “Serial deliveries could begin at any moment [5]—as soon as the customer wants it.”

However, Zharich seems to be addressing only the T-14 main battle tank variant. He didn’t address the other combat vehicles that are part of the Armata family—it’s not clear if those vehicles are also in production. The Armata Universal Combat Platform consists of the T-14 main battle tank, the T-15 heavy infantry fighting vehicle and the T-16 armored recovery vehicle, among a host of other vehicles. Another member of the Armata family includes an upgunned heavy assault armored vehicle, which has been dubbed “the Tank Killer” by Russian media. The “Tank Killer” [6] variant seems to incorporate a derivative of the 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV’s 152mm artillery piece into the Armata chassis in a direct fire mounting.

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Clinton Vows to Put Coal Miners “Out of Business”

15th April 2016

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At a recent Town Hall in Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proudly stated that she was the only candidate with a policy to bring renewable energy “into coal country, because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Such a statement not only evidences Clinton’s reckless indifference to the plight of thousands of hard-working Americans, but more importantly highlights the fact that Clinton is all to willing to capitalize on far left, populist talking points at the expense of low-and-middle income families.

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Bill Nye, “Science Guy,” Open to Jail Time for Climate Change Skeptics

15th April 2016

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Bill Nye, called “The Science Guy” after the kids’ show he hosted for PBS back in the 1990s, is up for jailing people who question climate change.

Asked about environmental activist Robert Kennedy’s assertion that climate skeptics should be tried as war criminals, the TV personality mused, “We’ll see what happens.”

Artists and ‘intellectuals’ were among the strongest supporters — and chief victims — of the Stalin regime. Looks like history is repeating itself, as it tends to do.

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We Might Be Rid of Polio Very Soon

15th April 2016

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Although not as long as jihadists keep killing vaccinators.

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Car Stunt on San Francisco Bay Bridge Backs Up Traffic for Miles

15th April 2016

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A group of 50 cars closed down the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Sunday evening to put on a road show. What’s really remarkable is that none of the offending drivers have been arrested. Yet.

A road show is when several cars coordinate together to block off traffic. The open lanes are then used as a stage for burnouts, donuts, and other tricks. Once these jokers have their fun, traffic is allowed to open back up. In this case, five drivers worked together to block all lanes on the Bay Bridge, SFGate reported. Once traffic was stopped, 50 show offs flooded the bridge.

While road shows might seem like a car enthusiast’s dream, they thoughtlessly force hundreds of drivers to sit in miles-long traffic backups. In this case, nobody was able to cross the Bay Bridge while this latest stunt took place. Police haven’t made any arrests at this time. In a video of the road show posted by Instagram user Bay Area Movement is appears that the cars have removed their license plates to avoid detection. So far the video has over 2,000 likes on Instagram.

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Science Fairs Are as Flawed as My Solar-Powered Hot Dog Cooker

15th April 2016

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Bottom line:

The experience turned out well, but it also left me queasy. The only reason Veronica was able to carry out her experiment was that I had the flexibility to spend hours struggling through paperwork, and because I had a social network of scientists I’ve developed as a science writer. This was an exercise in privilege.

If Veronica had been the daughter of a single parent with a couple jobs and no connections to the world of science — if she had been like a lot of American kids, in other words — her idea would have gone up in smoke. She might not have even bothered thinking about the science fair at all.

Notice that the author’s thesis is that there is a problem with science fairs. It doesn’t occur to him that the real problem is the regulations and restrictions on kids doing science. The Blue State Crustian mindset is plain to see — regulations and restrictions exist and are not to be questioned; what remains for us to do is to Create Programs so that even proles can cope with them. Because Diversity (or, as he puts it, ‘equity’). What doesn’t even occur to him is that getting rid of the regulations and restrictions might be preferable; Servants of the Crust just can’t even form the thought in their heads.

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When Robert Reich Spilled the Healthcare Beans

14th April 2016

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If you listen closely enough, ‘progressives’ always come clean about their programs, because they think they’re doing a Good Thing by shackling people into slavery to the government (run by the Right People, i.e. them).

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Report Reveals Secret Meeting by Environmentalists to Target Exxon, Oil Industry

14th April 2016

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Environmentalists backing a Big Tobacco-style government probe of oil companies plotted their strategy for targeting companies like ExxonMobil at a closed-door meeting in Manhattan earlier this year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The report sheds new light on an evolving campaign against the fossil fuel industry that has drawn in several attorneys general who are now investigating ExxonMobil.

According to the Journal, the January meeting in Manhattan was a key moment and brought together several veteran environmental activists to discuss how to “establish in [the] public’s mind that Exxon is a corrupt institution that has pushed humanity (and all creation) toward climate chaos and grave harm.”

Critics described the meeting as proof of “collusion” in the campaign against ExxonMobil.

I love the smell of conspiracy in the morning.

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Out of Africa

13th April 2016

Thomas Friedman peers into the Abyss.

Agadez, NIGER — It’s Monday and that means it’s moving day in Agadez, the northern Niger desert crossroad that is the main launching pad for migrants out of West Africa. Fleeing devastated agriculture, overpopulation and unemployment, migrants from a dozen countries gather here in caravans every Monday night and make a mad dash through the Sahara to Libya, hoping to eventually hop across the Mediterranean to Europe.

Lucky Europe.

Using the WhatsApp messaging service on their cellphones, the local smugglers, who are tied in with networks of traffickers extending across West Africa, start coordinating the surreptitious loading of migrants from safe houses and basements across the city. They’ve been gathering all week from Senegal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Chad, Guinea, Cameroon, Mali and other towns in Niger.

With 15 to 20 men — no women — crammed together into the back of each Toyota pickup, their arms and legs spilling over the sides, the vehicles pop out of alleyways and follow scout cars that have zoomed ahead to make sure there are no pesky police officers or border guards lurking who have not been paid off.

It’s like watching a symphony, but you have no idea where the conductor is. Eventually, they all converge at a gathering point north of the city, forming a giant caravan of 100 to 200 vehicles — the strength in numbers needed to ward off deserts bandits.

Camp of the Saints come to life.

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438,000 New York Families Face Tax Hike Under Hillary’s College Plan

13th April 2016

Read it.

Using the term ‘plan’ very loosely.

Hillary Clinton’s proposed “New College Compact” is estimated by her campaign to cost $350 billion over ten years. According to the Clinton campaign, every cent of the $350 billion will come from tax increases on the American people. A review of the proposal by Americans for Tax Reform shows that as many as 438,000 New York households will be stuck with a higher tax bill.

The $350 billion tax hike over ten years comes in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions. The Clinton spending plan reduces the income tax deductibility of countless deductions including charitable donations, high medical bills, mortgage interest, and state and local taxes for Iowa families in the 33-percent, 35-percent, or 39.6 -percent brackets, limiting their value to just 28 percent.

According to IRS Statistics of Income Data for 2013 (the most recent year available), this Hillary tax hike will hit about 438,000 New York households, based on the number of families who earned over $200,000 and itemized their deductions.

The basic problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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Mizzou Closes Two Dorms Due to Lack of Students

13th April 2016

Read it.

Mizzou will be closing the Respect and Excellence halls (ironic names, given the circumstances) in order to utilize dorm space “in the most efficient manner” to keep costs down.

In March, the university announced that it saw a sharp drop in admissions for the coming school year, and will have 1,500 fewer students. This will lead to a $32 million budget shortfall for the school, prompting the need to close the dorms in order to save money.

Not surprising. Who wants to go to a University where you get harassed by NAM fascists all the time?

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These Are a Few of My Hate-orite Things: “X a.m. in the morning”

12th April 2016

As opposed to ‘a.m. in the evening’? Guys — either it’s ‘a.m.’ or ‘in the morning’, not both.

Saying both makes you sound like a dork (and there’s a reason for the….).

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