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  Thought this was an Onion article at first but no, it's real.
Posted by: Gern Blanston - 34 minutes ago - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (1)

Quote:Topeka — The Kansas House gave its final approval Thursday to a bill that specifies the size, color and type of font that must be used in giving women written information before an abortion procedure can be performed.

The bill, which now goes to the Senate for a final vote, makes changes to the Kansas Women's Right to Know Act, which mandates that women be provided certain information about abortion, including alternatives to abortion, before a procedure can be performed.


Quote:The new bill would expand the amount of information that must be provided to patients, and mandates that it be printed on white paper, with black ink in 12-point Times New Roman font.



Abortion rights advocates argued that the bill offers no new protections to women and that it will almost certainly be challenged in court, resulting in unnecessary legal expenses for the state.

This is more important than anything else

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  Stupid Facebook Tricks.
Posted by: Liberty - 40 minutes ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

So I see this article about Pat Robertson saying demons drug David Bowie to hell because rock music is sorcery.  So 3 days later facebook decides it's going to put up a notice that the story is disputed by the AP and snopes.

Great way to ruin the joke, assholes.

But think, what if I picked two people that could edit your posts and say that it is disputed information,  At what point can we be free of these people interjecting unwanted opinions into what is our little realities we create here and there.  I'll tell you where.  Here.  You can dispute each other forever and I don't care, but you will never be subject to being giving even a hint of what you should or shouldn't believe by the website. We won't choose a truth for you.

   

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  Why the Brits are braver than Americans
Posted by: Gern Blanston - 1 hour ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

They don't go on and on and on about scary brown people coming into the country. Instead we have...

   

   


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  747-400 Breakoff landing at Amsterdam...
Posted by: Riverdrifter - 1 hour ago - Forum: Video - No Replies

A bit long but you can ramp it ahead if you want. These guys are really good, but most all the big jet crews are.

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  What somg is it you want to hear?
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  Libs and Media Finally Getting the Violence They Wanted
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 3 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/05/1...anted.html

Liberal commentator Noam Chomsky once wrote, “people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.” His alt-left supporters must have been paying attention. As a result, the liberal cold war against the right has escalated from demonization to intimidation, harassment and violence -- with Trump administration officials and members of Congress as prime targets.


You can thank media outlets for escalating the tensions and urging left-wing shock troops to declare war on the right. HuffPost went so far as to encourage harassment of Trump officials and pundits, calling for them to, “be hounded by protestors [sic] everywhere, especially in public.” HuffPost is led by a supposedly respected former New York Times editor Lydia Polgreen.

The left’s insanity has gained momentum from incidents during the campaign and turned into an avalanche of crazy -- less than four months into President Donald Trump’s first term. In that time, we’ve had three riots in Berkeley, Calif., and an inaugural riot so bad that 200 people have been charged with felonies. One of those has already been convicted. So-called “antifa” attacks on Trump events are now common and conservative speakers like Ann Coulter have to cancel events out of a fear of violence. A Portland, Ore., parade was shut down for similar threats against the right. The ironically-named Students for Justice in Palestine just shut down a pro-Israel event at The University of California, Irvine, shouting “f*** you” at attendees.

Now it’s Trump officials and Republican members of Congress at risk.

One Tennessee woman was so upset over media hype about the health care vote that she reportedly, “tried to run Rep. David Kustoff (R-Tenn.) off the road,” according to The Washington Post. (Apparently, no outlet was willing to tell her how bills become law in D.C. as a compromise between House and Senate.)

Rather than just report the attack, left-wing websites rationalized it. Buzzfeed was one of the worst, even helping fundraise for the reported attacker. The story ran under the stalker-friendly headline, “Friends Say Woman Pursued Congressman Because She Thought He Was Ignoring Her.” The story presented the accused as simply someone who “wanted to discuss” the congressman’s vote. The fundraising page Buzzfeed linked to no longer appears on YouCaring.

Jezebel also blamed the victim, explaining that the incident happened, “four days after helping to pass a bill that will leave millions of Americans stranded without access to health insurance.” The site is part of Hillary Clinton funder and Univision CEO Haim Saban’s “news” operation that was included in the Gawker purchase. Slate also tried to rationalize the attack. It led its story by saying, “Feelings are running high over the Obamacare repeal and replace vote.” That’s a rationalization for violence any time anyone is unhappy about politics and that’s every single day.

It’s hard to track all the incidents. There are just too many. Republican Rep. Tom Garrett received a series of threats, according to Politico. One read: "This is how we're going to kill your wife." An out-of-control constituent stuffed a wad of cash into another congressman’s collar at a townhall meeting. Nebraska Republican Jeff Fortenberry had an offensive sign placed on his lawn reading: “Traitors put party above country. Do the right thing for once, s**thead.”

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has received online threats and numerous obscene or racist comments following comedian John Oliver’s “Go FCC Yourself” campaign. One wished, in the non-obscene section, “I hope you die a horrible painful death.”

This outrage cycle was as predictable as the seasons. Liberals have spent more than a year trying to make Trump look like a “lunatic” combination of HitlerStalin and Pol Pot. They, and journalists, have so incensed the left’s supporters that now they, too, have lost their minds.

The left’s dementia has evolved from the talentless song, F*** Donald Trump, and fantasies about “blowing up the White House,” or shooting that “motherf***er.” That was relatively tame by comparison to where we are today.

In just the last few days, Democrat Rep. John Lewis used a commencement speech to urge Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts graduates to “get in the way, get in trouble.” Listicle site Buzzfeed’s staffers joked on internal social media that,“Maybe someone will assassinate him,” meaning Trump. But an old reliable went even farther. GQ’s shock monkey Keith Olbermann even urged foreign intelligence agencies to target Trump because somehow America has become victim of a “coup.”

If you tell readers and viewers often enough that Trump is another Hitler and he’s pulled off a coup, you are encouraging the unhinged to violence. It’s long past time for journalists to pretend once more that they are neutral and stop trying to boost careers and lefty causes by taking down the Trump presidency.
But there’s not a chance in hell they will change -- except to get worse. 

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  ESPN Losing 10,000 Subscribers a Day Over Political Left Turn
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 3 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

Most sports fans probably grew up like I did.  From the time I began playing little league baseball at 8 years of age, I was told that there are no excuses.  Either YOU make the play or YOU don't.  There's no one else to blame.  Just suck it up, get better and do what it takes to make sure YOU don't make the same mistake again.  There are no victims or scapegoats.  YOU take responsibility for YOUR play.  I'm quite certain that was drilled into anyone who played any sport back in my time.  Today it's called personal responsibility and it was once valued as one of life's most valuable lessons.

Today it seems like personal responsibility is not so highly regarded as it once was.

ESPN is finding out the hard way that their hard left turn politically does not sit well with sports fans.

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/02/...left-turn/

Once an indispensable sports powerhouse, cable TV network ESPN has gone from must-see-TV for millions of sports fans to financial boondoggle for owner Disney with the network losing up to 10,000 subscribers a day, a report says.


“A floundering ESPN, with rising costs and declining viewership, continued to sink Disney’s DIS, +0.24% financial results during its fiscal first quarter,” MarketWatch.com reported.

With the impact of the flailing sports network, Disney’s revenue fell 3 percent, and its profits sank 14 percent, the financial site reported.

As to ESPN itself, the network lost subscribers, found its average viewership crater, and experienced falling advertising rates even as its programming costs climbed. And this fall from grace continued even after Disney insisted that ESPN had reached its bottom after the previous quarter came to an end.

Disney CEO Bob Iger, though, is still putting a sunny face on this quarter after quarter failure saying he still “believes” in the network.

“We believe that the best approach to doing well in a world that is disruptive, in a world that has far more digital distribution, is to have great content and tell great stories. And that includes ESPN, by the way,” Iger said during a recent conference call. “But I can tell you that it is our full intent to go out there aggressively with digital offerings direct to the consumer for ESPN and other Disney-branded properties.”

Despite Iger’s happy talk, ESPN has lost about 12 million subscribers, down to 88 million from its 100 million subscriber high from back in 2011. That lost revenue amounts to about $7 per subscriber, according to The Wrap.
ESPN’s operating costs are also negatively impacting its finances, especially the $7.3 billion it has to pay out to the various sports leagues for access to game broadcasting. But, according to at least one analyst, ESPN’s political lurch to the left has also led to its massive loss.

Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis recently slammed ESPN as the “social justice warrior network” saying, “ESPN decided to become a social justice warrior network, treating all liberal opinion makers as those worthy of promotion and casting aside all those who had the gall to challenge the new Disney world order…I’m not saying that ESPN should just stick to sports, but I am saying that if you decide to allow political opinions to flourish from your network’s stars that you shouldn’t neuter all conservative opinion and allow liberal political opinion to advance unchecked….Those with liberal opinions are rewarded and allowed to speak freely, those with conservative opinions are told to keep their mouths shut…”

Indeed, even ESPN itself seemed to walk up right to the edge of admitting it has gone too far to the political left with a piece by the network’s ombudsman exploring the problem. A long piece back in November by ESPN ombudsman Jim Brady presents evidence that complaints have resonated, even inside its executive boardroom, that they have become far too liberal.

In his piece, Brady grapples with charges of the network’s emerging and extreme left-wing bias and suggests ways to address that perception. But, Brady spends much time insisting there is no left-wing bias at ESPN even as he argues that the network hasn’t done enough to assure customers and sports fans that the network welcomes all political views.

Unfortunately, even as Brady comes close to admitting that conservatives are quashed and liberals given free reign, he doesn’t quite admit to what millions of fans see with their own eyes.

The experience of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, though, belies Brady’s claim that ESPN is balanced and allows on-air talent to come to the support of conservative political ideals. Schilling was repeatedly punished by ESPN and eventually fired or his conservative statements.

Others have spoken out about the leftward tilt, too. Ryan Russillo, co-host of ESPN’s “Russillo and Kanell,” recently noted how weary he is of the network’s liberalism, the Inquisitor reported.

“I don’t know what the job is anymore…If I were doing the anti-Trump show three days a week, would I have 90% support from co-workers? Because that’s what it feels like right now,” Russillo said.

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  It Happened Again!!!
Posted by: Gern Blanston - 6 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

Quote:A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked President Trump’s executive order banning travel from six Muslim-majority countries.
http://start.att.net/news/read/article/f...l-rfoxnews

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  Gowdy Grilled Brennan: No Collusion!
Posted by: BornAgainAmerican - 7 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - No Replies

http://greatamericandaily.com/trey-gowdy...on-russia/

Former Obama CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
Many suspect he is one of the Deep State operatives pushing the conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the election.

But when he faced off with Trey Gowdy, one question revealed the real truth.

In his testimony, Brennan tried to dance around the fact no evidence exists proving collusion.

News accounts have reported that Obama intelligence officials were monitoring contacts between Trump associates and Russians, but that no communications were uncovered which suggested or proved any wrong doing.

Brennan tried to dance around this before Congress, but was grilled by Gowdy to reveal what he actually knew.
The Daily Caller reports:

Quote:“REP. TREY GOWDY (R-SC) GRILLED EX-CIA CHIEF JOHN BRENNAN ON EVIDENCE OF US-RUSSIA COLLUSION, FORCING BRENNAN TO ADMIT HE DOESN’T ACTUALLY KNOW IF THERE WAS ANY COLLUSION.

BRENNAN IS TESTIFYING IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TUESDAY ABOUT CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE US AND RUSSIA.

GOWDY ASKED BRENNAN IF HE HAD SEEN ANY EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION, COORDINATION, OR CONSPIRACY BETWEEN DONALD TRUMP AND RUSSIAN ACTORS.

BRENNAN RESPONDED THAT HE HAD SEEN INFORMATION ABOUT CONTACTS BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND US ACTORS THAT LED HIM TO BELIEVE THE MATTER SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FURTHER BY THE FBI, BUT DECLINED TO SAY WHETHER OR NOT HE SAW DIRECT LINKS BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA.”


This testimony aligns with what other officials and Democrats have said on the record.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and California Senator Diane Feinstein both stated they have seen no evidence of collusion.

But the media and Democrat base voters refuse to take that for an answer.

So Brennan tried to play to their fever dreams in his testimony.
The Daily Caller also reports:


Quote:“I WAS AWARE OF INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION ABOUT CONTACTS BETWEEN RUSSIAN OFFICIALS AND US PERSONS THAT RAISED CONCERNS IN MY MIND ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THOSE INDIVIDUALS WERE COOPERATING WITH THE RUSSIANS…THAT SERVED AS THE BASIS FOR THE FBI INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER SUCH COLLUSION, COOPERATION OCCURRED,” BRENNAN EXPLAINED.”

Gowdy – however – was not about to let Brennan escape using innuendo and suspicion to substitute for evidence.


He pressed Brennan and forced him to admit – on the record – that he had no idea if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

The Daily Caller also reports:


Quote:GOWDY, STILL UNSATISFIED, RESPONDED, “WELL, THERE ARE A BUNCH OF WORDS THAT START WITH ‘C’ FLOATING AROUND.”


“I ASKED YOU ABOUT COLLUSION, COORDINATION, AND CONSPIRACY, AND YOU USED THE WORD ‘CONTACT,’” GOWDY SAID. “…CONTACT COULD BE BENIGN OR NOT BENIGN. SO WAS IT CONTACT YOU SAW…WHAT WAS THE NATURE OF WHAT YOU SAW?”

“I SAW INTERACTION,” BRENNAN SAID. “BUT I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T HAVE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO MAKE A DETERMINATION WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS COOPERATION OR COMPLICITY OR COLLUSION.”

Brennan’s testimony will help the anti-Trump media keep this fake news story alive.


They will print sensationalized headlines, but the substance of Brennan’s testimony fits with what everyone knows – there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

If the Deep State had any such evidence, it would have been leaked.

Instead, the real collusion is between the Deep State and the media to float a fact-free story to inflict political damage on the Trump administration.

In this hearing, though, Trey Gowdy was having none of that.

He pressed Brennan until it forced him to admit the truth – there is no evidence of collusion.

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  The OMG moment at the budget hearing
Posted by: susnus - 10 hours ago - Forum: News Discussion - Replies (10)

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Quote:Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, said out loud on Wednesday what I suspected (okay, feared) back in March someone from the Trump administration would say. America is running headlong toward default.

This all went down at a House Budget Committee hearing. Surely an otherwise humdrum affair as dry as the towel section at Macy’s. But a question from Todd Rokita (R-Ind.), vice chairman of the Budget Committee, gave Mulvaney the opportunity to provide that much-needed element of OMG.
Rokita: Does the administration have a preferred legislative approach to the debt-limit issue? For example, a specific amount or a specific time period? Secondly, how soon do you think you need to act?

Mulvaney: Very briefly, the answer to your first question is no, we do not have a final stated policy yet. I can tell you that I met about an hour yesterday with [Treasury] Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin to discuss this exact topic. … Secondly, regarding the timing, my understanding is that the receipts, currently, are coming in a little bit slower than expected and you may soon hear from Mr. Mnuchin regarding a change in the date.

There’s so much in Mulvaney’s answer that I must walk you through line by line.

“The answer to your first question is no, we do not have a final stated policy yet.” The only responsible answer to this question would point out that the legal limit on federal borrowing absolutely must be raised. That doing so does not add to current spending but pays for what the government has already bought. And that not doing so would destroy the full faith and credit of the United States and the dollar’s standing as the reserve currency of the world.

We shouldn’t be surprised by Mulvaney’s inability to let those words flow from his lips. In announcing his opposition to Mulvaney’s appointment, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) expressed alarm that instead of reassuring him that he took the prospect of default seriously, “[Mulvaney] again stated that he did not believe that ‘breaching the debt ceiling will automatically or inevitably’ lead to ‘grave worldwide economic consequences.’ ”

“Perhaps his views will suddenly change when he transitions from Congress to the Executive branch,” Leahy remarked in his no-vote on Mulvaney. Yeah, not so much.

“I can tell you that I met about an hour yesterday with [Treasury] Secretary [Steven] Mnuchin to discuss this exact topic.” I don’t know what they discussed in that sit-down, but Mnuchin could not have been more direct in his testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. “I urge you raise the debt limit before you leave for the summer,” he said. “It is absolutely critical that where we’ve spent money, that we keep the credit of the United States as the most critical issue.” Mnuchin has been consistent and clear on this point since his confirmation hearings in January.

“My understanding is that the receipts, currently, are coming in a little bit slower than expected and you may soon hear from Mr. Mnuchin regarding a change in the date.” So, remember back in March, after Mulvaney released that awful “skinny budget,” when I warned that Tax Day was the most important date on the fiscal calendar? That was because less money coming in from tax collections on April 18 would move up the dreaded date for when the government would not have enough cash on hand to meet all of its financial obligations.

The Bipartisan Policy Center estimated then that that “X date” could fall between October and November. Oct. 2 is especially critical because a big retirement payment is due on that date. That drop-dead date could move up if tax receipts remain anemic. That means Congress better move sooner rather than later to raise the debt ceiling and forestall a global financial disaster. If reaction to Trump’s “dead before arrival” budget proposal is any indicator, my money’s on later. Money that I should probably put under the mattress at the rate things are going.

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