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Eight Agencies Converted 17 Political Appointees to Career Positions Without Approval

30th September 2016

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Seventeen political Obama appointments across eight different agencies converted to career positions without receiving the required Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approval.

After President Obama leaves the White House on Jan. 20, 2017, over 4,000 of his political appointees also vacate their government offices as well. Federal employees prepare for new administrations by converting some of the outgoing White House’s political appointees to permanent career civil servants.

According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had the most unapproved political to career conversions with six, followed by Health and Human Services (HHS) with three, and the Department of Energy (DOE) with two.

All of these agencies made seven of these conversions in 2010, when OPM’s previous approval policy was first established, and made two conversions in 2015 (through October 1).

As Jerry Pournelle is fond of saying, the purpose of government is to hire and pay government workers.

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Saturated Fats No Longer the True Enemy, Experts Say

30th September 2016

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So much for scientific ‘consensus’. (I must admit to having been a Saturated Fat Denier.)

Everything bad is good for you.

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Cher Denounces Donald Trump as ‘an asshole’ at World Youth Summit and Claims ‘he traumatises me’

30th September 2016

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Anybody who traumatizes Cher can’t be all bad.

(What’s Cher doing at a ‘World Youth Summit’? I know millennials are ignorant but surely they realize that she’s old enough to be one of their grandmothers.)

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High Energy — Thief Gets ZAPPED Trying To Steal Booby-Trapped Trump Sign

30th September 2016

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Obviously the old playbook of the totalitarian party isn’t as effective as it used to be.

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Do non-citizens vote in U.S. elections?

30th September 2016

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Highlights
• First use of representative sample to measure non-citizen voting in USA.
• Some non-citizens cast votes in U.S. elections despite legal bans.
• Non-citizens favor Democratic candidates over Republican candidates.
• Non-citizen voting likely changed 2008 outcomes including Electoral College votes and the composition of Congress.
• Voter photo-identification rules have limited effect on non-citizen participation.

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Juanita Broaddrick Fears for Her Life: ‘I don’t feel safe anymore’

30th September 2016

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“I have my home up for sale now because I live alone in a huge home on 23 acres. It’s just an absolutely gorgeous place,” Broaddrick says.

“I’ve loved it all these years but I just don’t feel safe anymore.”

Broaddrick says she will be building a home on her son’s property.
She adds she will fear for her life even more if Hillary Clinton becomes president.

“Especially if she does become president, I’ll fear even more the retribution I might suffer,” Broaddrick said.

She has been vocal during the presidential campaign and has been speaking out about the role Hillary played in silencing her.

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Alicia Machado Is 2016’s Sandra Fluke, a Democratic Public Relations Scam

30th September 2016

Mollie Hemmingway digs the dirt.

One of the interesting things about the public relations blitz to make Sandra Fluke a household name in order to advance a key Democratic campaign theme was how everyone complying with the public relations blitz pretended it was organic. Very few journalists admitted they were running a story pre-packaged by the country’s most Democrat-aligned public relations firm, the firm that was also behind Planned Parenthood’s wildly successful destruction campaign against the Komen Foundation (as described here). Instead, they all pretended that a fresh-faced little law student just happened to find herself in the middle of a media maelstrom. The media’s talking points matched those of the Obama administration-staffed public relations firm down from start to finish.

An innocent, random young woman was victimized by mean old Republican men. Sound familiar? It should.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

30th September 2016

Female chess players from around world outraged after being told to wear hijabs at tournament in Tehran

18 ISIS leaders recently killed ahead of expected Mosul operation, US military says

Iraqi grandmother ‘decapitated Isis fighters and cooked their heads’ to avenge her family’s death

Italian Region Passes ‘Anti-Mosque Laws’ To Stop Constructions

ISIS Has A New Coloring Book For Kids, Featuring A Suicide Vest And AK-47

Pair spotted taking bag holding pressure cooker in NYC now believed to be in Middle East. Oh, ya think?

Islamic State loses control of last oil wells in Iraq: oil ministry

FBI Director Warns Of A ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ That Will Soon Hit The US

Five ISIS Operatives Across Three Countries Busted In Euro Terror Cell

Switzerland moves towards nationwide burqa ban as draft law approved in parliament

Mosque Bombed In Germany, Police ‘Assume A Xenophobic Motive’

Saudi Arabian women file petition with over 14,500 signatures to end male guardianship

ISIS ‘dead set’ on using chemical weapons, US military official says

170 refugees who drowned off Egypt coast ‘do not deserve sympathy’, Egyptian MP says

16-Year-Old Girl Sets Herself On Fire To Prevent ISIS Rape

Two women detained on suspicion of planning terror attack in France

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau resurfaces in new video after being ‘fatally wounded’

Yvette Cooper calls on Jeremy Corbyn to take action after she is threatened with beheading

Jordanian writer accused of sharing cartoon that offended Muslims shot dead

France to relocate refugees and migrants ‘within weeks’ in bid to close Calais Jungle camp

Muslim woman leaves job after being told to shake hands with male colleagues

Man who murdered Glasgow shopkeeper for ‘disrespecting Islam’ calls for beheadings in prison YouTube video

Muslim woman attacked and bitten in Vienna ‘for wearing hijab’

Ahmad Khan Rahami: Blood-soaked journal shows New York bombing suspect was inspired by Isis

Teenage Christian boy arrested for sharing ‘blasphemous’ Facebook post in Pakistan

Muslim boat captain accused of murdering six Christian refugees by throwing them overboard

The Case for Isolating Pakistan

Swiss Court Orders Muslim Students To Shake Hands With Women Or Pay $5000

Hungarian PM Wants To ‘Round Up’ All Migrants And Put Them On An Island

Pentagon: ISIS Tried To Gas US Troops In Iraq

20 Islamic Militants Drop Guns And Surrender, Weakening Radical Grip On The Philippines

If You’re a Copt, Mocking ISIS is the Same as Mocking Islam

Syrian refugee ‘threw three children out of first-floor window because his wife wanted more freedom’ in Germany

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How Board Games Got Literary

30th September 2016

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Great book? There’s a game for that.

Remember that Tom Clancy’s novel Red Storm Rising was taken from the Harpoon game.

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The Flyway Code: How Birds Avoid Crashing Into Each Other in Mid-Air

30th September 2016

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Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

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Vehicular Jihad in Vienna

30th September 2016

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Jihad attacks using cars and trucks are becoming more and more common in Europe. We’ve seen them in the past in France, Britain, Germany, Austria, and probably other countries I’m not remembering. The most notorious such incident so far was the massacre in Nice back in July, which killed more than eighty people.

The latest instance of vehicular jihad occurred in Vienna yesterday. The amazing thing about it is that no one was actually hurt.

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Coming Soon: A New Dark Age?

30th September 2016

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Environmentalists always guffaw if you suggest they want us all to go back to living in caves, but the consequent logic of their practical positions certainly points that way.

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Infiniti Introduced a Breakthrough New Engine

30th September 2016

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In a statement, Infiniti said the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder power plant “promises to be one of the most advanced internal-combustion engines ever created.”

The VC stands for variable compression, and it means that the new motor can modulate its compression ratio to optimize its performance. According to Infiniti, it combines the torque of a diesel motor with a high-performance gas engine — minus the emissions problems that small-displacement diesels confront.

The VC-Turbo is to engines what a continuously variable transmission is to shifting gears: It can locate the ideal compression ratio for a given driving condition. Infiniti has been working on the technology for 20 years and thinks it will enable the automaker to offer better performance with a four-cylinder motor, replacing six-cylinder power plants.

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The FBI’s Hillary Email Probe Is Looking Even More Like a Coverup

29th September 2016

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In the latest bombshell from Congress’ probe into what’s looking more and more like an FBI whitewash (or coverup) of criminal behavior by the Democratic nominee and her aides, the Denver-based tech who destroyed subpoenaed emails from Clinton’s server allegedly lied to FBI agents after he got an immunity deal.

That’s normally a felony. As a federal prosecutor, Comey tossed Martha Stewart in jail for it and helped convict Scooter Libby for it as well. Yet the key Clinton witness still maintained his protection from criminal prosecution.

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The Next Industrial Revolution

29th September 2016

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In the next few years, self-driving cars, health-care robots, machine learning, and other technology will complement many workers in the office. Counting both humans and machines, the world’s labor force will be able to do more work than ever before. But this abundance of workers—both those made of cells and those made of bits—could create a glut of labor. The machines may render many humans as redundant as so many vintage washing machines.

Once again, what once seems like abundance will instead be over-supply: The machines may invent their makers out of work.

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Random Fan Sinks Putt During Ryder Cup Practice After Heckling European Players

29th September 2016

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Master Debaters

29th September 2016

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How’s this for obvious: Your reaction to the debate says a lot more about you and your priorities than it does about the debate.

Well, duh.

This is geared towards the mating world, obviously, but Vox Day has another, much shorter description of Gammas that’s most applicable here: The Secret King. Just as in generic extruded fantasy product novels, the humble dorky awkward farmboy is always the Savior of the Universe, so the Gamma / Liberal is the real hero of whatever situation he’s in, because he has some secret untapped power. The difference between GEFP and real life, of course, is that in real life the liberal believes he has found and activated his secret untapped power: Words!

Observe liberals for any length of time — particularly on the internet — and you can’t help but conclude that they really think they’re winning by being snarky and dismissive. They act as if coming up with a really great comeback 20 minutes after getting stuffed into a locker by the quarterback is the same thing as — no, better than!– beating him up in the parking lot.

Yeah, that about sums it up.

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3D-printed ‘Hyperelastic Bone’ Could Be the Future of Reconstructive Surgery

29th September 2016

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A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be “the next breakthrough” in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace lost bone matter altogether. Though it hasn’t been tested in humans yet, early experiments on animals appear to have been successful, with “quite astounding” results, according to the researchers.

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Investigators May Probe Cascade Mall Suspect’s Citizenship Status, Voting Record

29th September 2016

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Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary.

Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen.

While voters must attest to citizenship upon registering online or registering to vote at the Department of Licensing Office, Washington state doesn’t require proof of citizenship. Therefore elections officials say the state’s elections system operates, more or less, under an honor system.

Of course, Democrats assure us that voter fraud is a snare and a delusion.

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The New Route to Europe

29th September 2016

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Five years ago, during the first rush of the “Arab Spring”, the vast bulk of the migrants who attempted the sea crossing to Lampedusa came from Tunisia and Libya. Later, after the United States fomented the civil war in Syria, Syrian and Iraqi “refugees” became more numerous. When the Aegean became the preferred route, and especially after German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited all the Syrians to come, every Middle Eastern Muslim who wanted to come to Europe transformed himself into a “Syrian”.

Until recently, Egyptians were not prominent among the migrants. All that seems to be changing — a traffickers’ boat from Egypt recently capsized in the Mediterranean, and 162 people drowned. As always, this sort of story tugs the heartstrings of Westerners, and now the attention of the Gutmenschen is focused on Egypt.

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Dem Lawmaker Accuses GOP Colleagues of Shilling for Trump — While Wearing a Hillary Campaign Pin!

29th September 2016

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Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson recently accused her Republican colleagues of “acting as an opposition research arm” for Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign.

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Black Lies Matter

28th September 2016

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Apparently Tim Tebow Got a Home Run From His First Pro Pitch

28th September 2016

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The Speech I’d Like to Hear Donald Trump Give

28th September 2016

It’s a short one.

Wherever I go around this country, there’s a question that everybody asks: Why should I vote for you rather than Hillary Clinton?

Well, I can give you one reason. Over the last thirty years I’ve built a lot of businesses and grown a lot of businesses, and had thousands of people working for me. Not one of those people has ever died because of something I did. Hillary Clinton can’t say that. Not one of those people has ever had his dead naked body paraded around the back alleys of a Third World shithole while the enemies of America celebrated.

Hillary Clinton can’t say that.

Hey, I’ll give you another reason. Over the last thirty years I’ve built a lot of businesses and grown a lot of businesses and created thousands of jobs. Hillary Clinton can’t say that. Since she graduated from Yale Law School, Hillary Clinton has never created one job. Not one.

Oh, she’s spent a lot of money — taxpayer money, your money — she’s great a spending other people’s money. But not creating jobs. Not one.

She’s great at making money for herself and her family and friends. She’s great at making twenty million dollars in two years giving speeches to Wall Street fat cats — you know, the guys she’s always complaining about, the guys she claims aren’t paying enough taxes; and yet they’ve given her twenty million dollars in the last two years for speeches. Maybe they know something you don’t.

But how good is she at making money for you? Are you any better off for having Hillary Clinton in politics for the last thirty years? Beating down bimbo eruptions in the White House? Talking a good fight in the Senate? Selling access to foreigners as Secretary of State? Taking government paychecks — BIG government paychecks — for … what? For what?

Think about what sort of President you want — one who creates jobs, or one who destroys them? One who stands behind his people, or one who doesn’t? One who wants you to make money, or one who wants to make money for herself?

Then vote. I’ll be happy to live with your choice.

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Keith Lamont Scott’s Violent Past

28th September 2016

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I still don’t know for sure whether, as police say, Keith Lamont Scott was brandishing a weapon when he was shot or, as his wife says, he was unarmed. But the more we learn about Mr. Scott, the more clear it becomes that this was a violent and dangerous man. And as we learn about his wife, we realize that she was one of his victims.

Just last year, Scott’s wife filed another domestic violence protective order against him. She said he hit their 8-year-old child three times with his fists and kicked her, according to court records. She also said he threatened to kill them with a gun (not a book), while claiming that he’s a “killer” and that they should know that.

This is the man his wife described after his death as a likable guy and a family man. I don’t blame the wife for speaking well of her husband after his demise, but it does put her credibility regarding the facts of the shooting in doubt.

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Satanic Temple Brings ‘After School Satan Club’ to Portland School

28th September 2016

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I’ve always thought there was something Satanic about Portland.

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Life-Size Bronze Statue of Eagles’ Glenn Frey Installed in Winslow

28th September 2016

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WINSLOW — A life-size bronze tribute statue to the late singer-songwriter Glenn Frey of the Eagles has been installed in the Standin’ on the Corner Park.

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Thought for the Day

28th September 2016

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How Accurate Is the Old Farmer’s Almanac?

27th September 2016

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Sometimes the old ways are best.

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Disney Rollercoaster Helps Pop Out Kidney Stones

27th September 2016

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Doubt that insurance covers roller coaster rides, though.

 

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Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

27th September 2016

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Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.

Well, that’s all right, then.

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Ancient Roman Coins Found buried Under Ruins of Japanese Castle Leave Archaeologists Baffled

27th September 2016

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The four copper coins were retrieved from soil beneath Katsuren Castle on Okinawa Island, and were originally thought to be a hoax before their true provenance was revealed.

The designs on the coins are difficult to decifer as they have been eroded over time, but x-ray analysis revealed several of the relics bore the image of Emperor Constantine I.

Time to call the Doctor.

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Herd of Cows Eat Themselves to Death After Consuming Entire Winter Rations in Just One Day

27th September 2016

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Half of a herd of cows ate themselves to death after escaping from their pen in Western France.

Not quite sure how a cow eats itself to death.

However, the food they ate was a type of high energy supplement which can be harmful if consumed in large quantities, and the cows proceeded to eat their way through an entire winter’s worth of the food in one sitting.

Ah, that explains it.

Mr Vaillant then had to helplessly watch as his herd began to die, despite enlisting help from a vet. In total, 22 cows died from over-eating. The remaining 24 animals can no longer produce milk.

Let that be a lesson to us all.

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THINK LIKE A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR: Can You Come Up With The Most PC Book Title?

27th September 2016

Annabel Scott wants you to give it your best shot.

In an effort to rescue the classics from “dustbins of discarded volumes,” the National Association of Scholars is calling on all book lovers with a sense of humor to help rebrand the classics in ways that SJWs can understand.

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List of Hillary Tax Hikes

27th September 2016

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All in one spot for convenient reference.

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Computer Vision Syndrome

27th September 2016

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‘Syndrome’ merely means a bunch of things that occur together. So this is really just an instance of people coming up with a name for something so that (a) ignorant people will be worried (or, even better, scared), (b) the people who coined the term will get money (either for studying it or pretending to fix it), and (c) it will generate ‘funding’ (i.e. other people paying you to do something).

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Rioting: The Unbeatable High

27th September 2016

Gavin McInnes pulls the curtain back on the BLM riots.

Smashing windows and running through the streets lighting fires is “the unbeatable high,” as Jello Biafra put it in the Dead Kennedys’ classic “Riot.” You can see that in their faces. They’re laughing, mugging for the camera, and jumping up and down like kids in the mosh pit. They’re not revolutionaries. They’re spoiled brats. This is laser tag to them.

The people we see trashing Charlotte are mostly black, predominantly young, and without a doubt wildly disproportionately the children of single mothers. Like all American cities on the verge of collapse, it is a Dem-run catastrophe that provides pregnant teenagers with a financial incentive to tell they baby daddy to peace out. The result is not a generation of black-power intellectuals who pore over history and plan their next strategic attack. It’s a demographic that puts partying and self-indulgence over everything.

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“I’m Not Crazy, You Are”

27th September 2016

Joe Bob Briggs does the debate.

Post-bout analysis was all over the lot, with Hillary loyalists claiming utter and complete demolishment of their opponent because she was “more prepared.”

I’ve got news for these Rhodes Scholars. People don’t care about who’s prepared. They care about who’s lying and, in this case, who’s lying more than the other liar. Everything else is just code words. Trump probably can’t lower taxes from 35 to 15 percent. Hillary can’t achieve her goals by taxing only the rich. Neither of them said anything particularly brilliant about police shootings. The jousting on free trade agreements and NATO was all familiar stuff that gets bandied about every day—nobody knows which course produces more prosperity.

As Scott Adams has been pointing out since the election was a cloud on the horizon no bigger than a man’s hand.

But since this was the first and only time Trump has ever been involved in a one-on-one debate, much less a one-on-one debate that goes on for more than 90 minutes, and since he was competing against a veteran fighter who has done it 40 times, I think Trump has to be given the victory according to the Rocky principle: Sylvester Stallone didn’t win the fight, but he was still on his feet at the final bell.

And that’s all he needed to do.

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Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-Mail Investigation — as Predicted

27th September 2016

Andy McCarthy turns over a rock.

Abedin knew an insurance policy when she saw one. If Obama himself had been e-mailing over a non-government, non-secure system, then everyone else who had been doing it had a get-out-of-jail-free card.

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student ‘Very Upset’ Over Dorm’s Harry Potter Mural

27th September 2016

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A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm.

The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our ideal society and everything I am trying to fight against,” wrote the offended student, whose name is redacted. “It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up. Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”

Welcome to a world where ‘maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel’ trumps every rational thought.

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Trump’s African-American Reframing

26th September 2016

Scott Adams continues his masterly analysis.

The recent headlines about police shootings, and Colin Kaepernick’s protests in particular, had focused the nation’s attention on the PROBLEMS that still need to be solved for African-Americans to fully enjoy the American experience. When you focus on something, it seems more important than it would otherwise seem. That’s how brains are wired. And the nation was focusing on something that had the potential to erupt into a race war.

So Trump flipped the frame. He said life in the big cities is worse-than-ever for African-Americans, thereby forcing his opponents and the fact-checkers to explain in detail how much better things have gotten since slavery. And the civil rights movement. And on and on. That changes your perspective. Now you see 2016 as the best year – probably ever – for African-Americans, albeit with plenty of work left to do. And that’s the sort of reframing that diffuses racial tension. I think it helped.

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The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins

26th September 2016

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I think this is a parody but it’s impossible to be sure.

(Hey, tenure doesn’t grow on trees, you know.)

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Education Officials: Mispronouncing Students’ Names Is a Microaggression

26th September 2016

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I am not making this up.

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In the Mood for Cheese? Here’s Why You Should Consider Full-Fat Over Reduced-Fat Options

26th September 2016

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Everything bad is good for you.

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Thought for the Day

26th September 2016

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Normalize This

26th September 2016

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As the distance between the present moment and Election Day 2016 shrinks, and as key polls tighten, it’s becoming clear that the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency has liberals and progressives in a panic. But if the Democrats lose their minds, it will only level the playing field; Republicans lost theirs months ago. The first signs of Democratic dementia are evident in the recent outrage at Matt Lauer and Jimmy Fallon for failing to treat Trump as one would treat a radioactive isotope.

Yeah, it’s going to get entertaining.

In one way, it’s not surprising that Democrats are beside themselves at the possibility of a Trump presidency. They’ve spent the last 100 years expanding the scope of executive authority, granting the federal administrative agencies the power of judge, jury, and executioner over their ever-widening dominion. If liberals and progressives didn’t want that awesome, intrusive power to fall into the wrong hands, perhaps they should have heeded the warnings of small-government conservatives, who railed for a century against the bloat, rot, and corruption they saw metastasizing within the District of Columbia. Perhaps they shouldn’t have declared the U.S. Constitution—with its bill of rights and enumerated powers—to be an antiquated relic.

I guess they never thought that Satan would be in charge.

Democracy, it is often acknowledged, produces the occasional bad outcome. In the American system, much depends on the losers validating the transfer of power through gracious concession. If November’s loser won’t concede, well, we’ll have ourselves a situation, won’t we?

Yup, we sure will. Pass the popcorn.

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Opposuits Releases Star Wars Suits

26th September 2016

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Oh, my.

George Carlin was fond of saying ‘If you nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it.’, and I guess he was right.

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Masked Gunmen on Mopeds Open Fire in Malmo Leaving Four Injured

26th September 2016

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There has been an increase in gun crime in Sweden over the past decade mostly attributed to feuds between rival gangs.

Meanwhile fears of a terror attack in the city were raised after an explosion was heard in the suburb of Helenehold only hours after the attack.

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Bombing in Downtown Budapest

26th September 2016

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On Saturday night there was a major explosion in downtown Budapest that was originally reported in the media as a likely gas leak. However, by Sunday morning it became clear that the blast was caused by a bomb, and that police officers were deliberately targeted. Two officers were seriously wounded, and one (the female officer) is in critical condition.

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Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table

25th September 2016

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In his new history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastes, both culinary and cultural, from raw materials to market and captures their reflections in today’s food trends. Tying the ingredients of our diet evolution to the growth of human civilization, he immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions that transformed food from a simple staple to a potent factor in health and a symbol of social and ideological standing.

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